Hacker Group “Anonymous”, has Declared Cyber-War on behalf of WikiLeaks

A hacker group, identified as “Anonymous”, has declared cyber-war on behalf of WikiLeaks and the attempt to censor the organization’s activities by the U.S. government and private companies. They are responsible for the recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal, Visa and MasterCard which has been titled “Operation Payback”.

The WikiLeaks Security Issue – The Un-Political Side

The political aspect is obvious to many of us, but the information assurance side reveals a scary situation. If the government, with all of its resources is having difficulties protecting sensitive documents, what chances do private companies have?