Hackers aren't the only ones not happy about companies deciding to stop doing business with WikiLeaks. The United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights said yesterday that attempts to cut off WikiLeaks' funding and deprive it of server space "could be interpreted as an attempt to censure the publication of information,"potentially violating WikiLeaks' right to freedom of expression, AP reports.
The commissioner said she was amazed at the scale of the "Operation:Payback" attacks on companies like MasterCard. "It's truly what media would call a cyber-war. It's just astonishing what is happening," she said. A WikiLeaks spokesperson said the organization has no connection to the hackers, and didn't condemn or applaud their actions. "We believe they are a reflection of public opinion on the actions of the targets," he said. (Read more WikiLeaks stories.)