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Hacker army will invade British Government servers

If Assange is extradited
Fri Dec 10 2010, 09:39

THE LEGIONS of hackers who are currently attacking any organisation that does not back their call to free Wikileaks front man Julian Assange have threatened the UK government.

The hacker collective called Anonymous has said that it will target British government websites if Assange is extradited to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations of sexual assault.

The outfit has already bought down Mastercard, Visa and the Swedish government with millions of bogus visits under what it calls "Operation Payback". They also attempted to bring down Paypal but only managed to undermine its blog.

Paypal and the credit card companies had announced that they would no longer process donations to Assange's whistleblowing outfit Wikileaks.

Gregg Housh, an American Internet activist who worked with the hackers told the Daily Telegraph that the hackers will go after the weakest links, because they want to see results.

Assange is due to appear before the City of Westminster magistrate's court next week and his lawyers will again attempt to secure his release on bail. The chances of him getting it are somewhat light.

He has been accused by two women of one count of rape, two of sexual molestation and one of unlawful coercion. He denies the allegations and says that the sex was consensual.

The attacks the UK government faces are almost certainly going to be distributed denial of service attacks. µ



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