Hackers Shut Down MasterCard Site—Again

'Anonymous' team protests moves against WikiLeaks

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 28, 2011 11:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – LulzSec may have disbanded, but hackers are still angry over WikiLeaks’ banking troubles. They’ve once again taken down the website of MasterCard—one of several financial firms that have “blockaded” Julian Assange’s group. Tweeted one hacker: “MasterCard.com DOWN!!!, thats what you get when you mess with @wikileaks @Anon_Central and the enter community of lulz loving individuals :D.”

The site is back up now, but it was entirely inaccessible earlier, reports Mashable. Following the hack, WikiLeaks tweeted about its finance troubles. “The unlawful banking blockade against WikiLeaks in 6th month,” it said. “The culprits: VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Bank of America, Western Union.”

Hackers again attacked the MasterCard website.
Hackers again attacked the MasterCard website.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
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