Hacker group vows to find those responsible for the attacks on WikiLeaks, and their own Internet Relay Chat servers
Online hacktivist group Anonymous has said that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on the group’s Relay Chat servers and on whistleblower site WikiLeaks are futile, and will receive a fitting reply.
The hacker group announced on a blog that WikiLeaks is under constant DDoS attacks.
Anonymous wrote: "The denial of service attacks on our internet relay chat servers serves no purpose, and will not delay our revolution. Legions of Anons have morphed into other methods of communications."
The hacker group — infamous for their attacks against Visa, Mastercard, Sony and The Sun – shot into limelight late last year after it brought down the services of Visa and Mastercard against the decision to block payment access to whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The group has now claimed that ‘governments’ were not doing anything over those attacks, even after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested for a probe into the matter.
Anonymous also added that coordination with WikiLeaks has revealed that the same kind of DDoS is also being used to disable the group’s chat servers.
"Wikileaks is under constant Denial of Service attacks, and Julian Assange has requested an investigation into the matter, but yet nothing has legally been done. We are in contact with Wikileaks, as we are both under the same botnet denial of service attacks," said Anonymous.
"Since the governments who imprison people for conducting such actions upon corporate servers will not do anything, Anonymous will now once again step up and defend the weak from the oppressive."
The group has vowed to find those responsible for the attacks on Wikileaks, and their own Internet Relay Chat servers.
The group said, "Whether it is a government institution, or individuals — you shall receive our justice. These attacks accomplish nothing but stirring up a hornets nest, and if that was the goal — your mission has been accomplished."
On Wednesday, the group had announced on Pastebin that it would commence a march from Hyde Park to Parliament Square for an "occupation" against the UK coalition’s response to the financial meltdown.