Fourteen arrested in PayPal cyberattacks

Published 21 July 2011

U.S. authorities have arrested fourteen people for allegedly hacking into PayPal’s network; the attacks on website came as retaliatory move for corporate pressure against WikiLeaks; last year after WikiLeaks released thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, websites like PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard withdrew their services to WikiLeaks; hackers responded by taking the websites down; the fourteen hackers that were arrested were charged with conspiracy and intentional damage to a protected computer; the hackers could face as much as ten years in prison

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