Annonymous to Assange Rescue
Posted on January 06, 2013 by Akashma Online News
Old News are News when they are important. Some rumors circulated on the Internet of Julian Assange founder of Wikileaks, but her mother debunked this misinformation on twitter.
Editor’s Note: This story appears to be only a hoax. A tweet from Julian Assange’s mother today ”PLEASE RETWEET…..Julian has NOT been arrested…..its a hoax…Possibly troll distraction #Assange #Wikileaks #Aanonymous” Via @AssangeC http://www.cyberwarzone.com/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested
Hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have taken down the websites of Interpol and a British police force as part of a campaign calling for the freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Several Twitter accounts associated with the loose-knit Anonymous collective have announced that the website of International Criminal Police Organization was taken down. The site was unavailable as of 9:18 pm GMT.
The hackers also claim to have taken down the website of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), a UK police unit responsible for operations against serious and organized crime.
Assange, the founder and editor of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, has been ordered by Swedish authorities to be extradited from the UK where he had been under house arrest. Two women from Sweden have accused Assange of sex crimes, although he has yet to be charged.
In fear of being sent to Sweden and then extradited to the US to be tried for his role with
WikiLeaks, Assange applied for political asylum in Ecuador, which the Latin American country finally granted him after two months of waiting.
Regardless, British authorities have refused to give Assange safe passage out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London so that he may travel overseas.
This is bad news for likes of Anonymous, Hacktivists, Pirate Party and so forth. They will surely take some kind of revenge. What will be his fate? ~Ophelia
When Assange was arrested on The group Anonymous launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack Tuesday against the website of the head office of the Swedish Prosecution Authority in response to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, The Tech Herald reported.
As of Tuesday afternoon the website http://www.aklagare.se, maintained by the Swedish government, was unavailable.
Assange was remanded in custody Tuesday on alleged sex offenses and refused bail. He will remain in custody until a Dec. 14 extradition hearing.
The decision to deny Assange bail followed his arrest by appointment at a London police station on four charges including one count of unlawful coercion and one count of rape related to alleged incidents in Sweden in August.
Anonymous members were discussing possible additional attacks on MasterCard, Visa and PayPal in an online chat room Tuesday. Both MasterCard and Visa announced this week that they were suspending payments to WikiLeaks, crippling its ability to accept donations.
On Saturday, eBay subsidiary PayPal suspended the site’s PayPal account, citing its Acceptable Use Police, which states that the service “cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.”
WikiLeaks said Tuesday that its release of confidential US diplomatic cables would continue.