Pro-Wikileaks Hackers Take Down Swiss Bank

Late Monday evening Swiss time, a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack by hackers took down the website of PostFinance, the Swiss bank that froze the assets of the Julian Assange Defense Fund, according to a post by Executive Producer Mary Slosson on USC’s Anneberg School for Communications & Journalism.

The downing of the website, www.postfinance.ch, was announced on the anonymous hackers’ Twitter account about 1pm Pacific Time,which is 9pm in Switzerland. The tactics are similar to those use against Wikileaks, as reported on the Wikileaks’ Twitter account November 30th. (READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON TECHYUM)

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