'Hacktivist': I Shut Down WikiLeaks
Fighter 'for the good' may be ex-military
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 1, 2010 6:49 AM CST

(Newser) – A hacker’s tweets suggest his attacks disrupted WikiLeaks.org today, knocking out many of its pages, the Los Angeles Times reports. Calling himself Jester, a “hacktivist for the good,” the hacker tweeted “TANGO DOWN”—a military phrase for a defeated enemy—in posts about WikiLeaks. Jester has used the phrase before in claiming responsibility for hacks. Videos on Jester’s own site suggest he’s an ex-military operative, though he hasn’t said which military.