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Anonymous, quel impact pour Wikileaks?

Anonymous, quel impact pour Wikileaks?
Alors que le collectif de hackers a lancé une vague de cyber-attaques contre des sociétés ayant lâché Wikileaks, le gouvernement américain n'a toujours pas pris une position claire sur le sujet. Le chapitre actuel de la saga WikiLeaks m'aura finalement forcé à sortir de ma semi-retraite de blogging! Alors que je cherche toujours à comprendre ce qu'il s'est passé ces dix derniers jours, voici quelques analyses sur Anonymous et les défis auxquels doit faire face un gouvernement Obama qui cherche en ce moment-même une réponse adéquate à WikiLeaks. L'impact de la récente vague de cyber-attaques lancée par les Anonymous à l'encontre des quelques sociétés qui ont évincé WikiLeaks de leur liste de clients –Amazon, EveryDNS, MasterCard, Visa et autres– est difficile à mesurer. Je ne pense pas que ces attaques vont pousser ces entreprises à réexaminer leur position, faire la paix avec WikiLeaks et leur offrir des bons de réduction pour compenser. Illégalité? Le silence de WikiLeaks Evgeny Morozov

Anonymous hacktivists say Wikileaks war to continue 9 December 2010Last updated at 09:10 A member of the Anonymous group of hackers, which has been targeting firms it sees as being anti-Wikileaks has said the campaign is not over. Speaking on the BBC's Today programme, Coldblood said that "more and more people are downloading the voluntary botnet tool". This signs them up to a so-called botnet, an army of machines that can then launch attacks. Overnight Visa became the latest victim. Its website experienced problems while Mastercard payments were also disrupted. Both were victims of distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS), which bombard websites with requests until they are unable to cope, and fall over. The Operation Payback campaign is targeting firms that have withdrawn services from Wikileaks. Wikileaks attracted the ire of the US government when it began publishing 250,000 leaked diplomatic cables. Entries on the Twitter page of Operation Payback, the Anonymous campaign, said the Visa site had been taken down. False account Swamp site

Anonymous (group) Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group describes it as "an internet gathering" with "a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives". The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites. Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.[3][4] Anonymous members (known as "Anons") can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylised Guy Fawkes masks.[5] In its early form, the concept was adopted by a decentralized online community acting anonymously in a coordinated manner, usually toward a loosely self-agreed goal, and primarily focused on entertainment, or "lulz".