Hacker Groups Organize PayPal Boycott
July 27, 2011 by staff
Hacker Groups Organize PayPal Boycott, Two groups of high-profile hackers on Wednesday called on their followers to boycott the constant negative PayPal electronic payment site to handle donations to Wikileaks. “We encourage anyone using PayPal to close their accounts immediately and consider an alternative,” said the anonymous hacker groups and Safety Lulz in his “official statement” saying “PayPal continues to withhold funds from Wikileaks.”
They also released a Twitter account called “OpPayPal” to lead the people of San Jose, California, online payment service.
Through Twitter account, the hacker group said that PayPal had lost more than 9,000 accounts in just a couple of hours. They also claimed that PayPal has dropped the online site where people can cancel their accounts.
PayPal, which has so far made no comment on the boycott, now has more than 100 million active users worldwide.
Last December, the services of PayPal were targeted in a series of denial of service attacks, organized by Anonymous in retaliation for its decision to permanently restrict the account used by Wikileaks in fundraising.
Also in Wednesday’s statement, condemned the U.S. hackers Federal Bureau of Investigation for its recent arrests of suspected members of Anonymous, complaining that they can face a fine of up to 500, U.S. $ 000 with the addition of 15 years behind bars.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 16 hackers were arrested on Tuesday, 14 of whom are accused of launching attacks from hackers with PayPal.
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