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‘Hacktivist’ Claims Credit for WikiLeaks Attack — InformationWeek

by on December 1, 2010

A self-proclaimed “hacktivist” said Tuesday he’s the computer expert who knocked rogue Web site WikiLeaks offline for several hours through a distributed denial of service attack.

The hacker, who calls himself The Jester and goes by the name th3j35t3r on Twitter, said he was motivated to take down WikiLeaks for patriotic reasons. He also said his other targets include Web sites used by Al Qaeda and other terrorists groups for recruiting purposes.

Internet civil war foreboding?the sides are already formed and capable of self-activation and perhaps mobilization.

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