Operation Payback has supposedly taken its latest victim: Sarah Palin, who previously called for the execution of Assange, has had her site hacked, and her credit card details taken. Her take: "No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange's antics,” Palin emailed. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts." Frankly, we very much doubt anyone, let alone a sophisticated hacker network, would bother with someone of Palin's "intellectual" capacity and significance, and would actively demand that she produce her serverlog (assuming she knows what this is) to confirm the fact, as many have already voice a suspicion this is just the latest attempt of the vice presidential candidate pathetically whoring for yet more media attention.
The website and personal credit card information of former Gov. Sarah Palin were cyber-attacked today by Wikileaks supporters, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate tells ABC News in an email.
Hackers in London apparently affiliated with “Operation Payback” – a group of supporters of Julian Assange and Wikileaks – have tried to shut down SarahPac and have disrupted Sarah and Todd Palin’s personal credit card accounts.
“No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange's antics,” Palin emailed. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.”
Palin has criticized Wikileaks founder Assange, writing on Facebook that his “past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders?...Assange is not a 'journalist' any more than the 'editor' of al-Qaeda's new English-language magazine Inspire is a 'journalist.’ He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands."
Added SarahPAC aide Rebecca Mansour, “the governor voiced her opinion knowing full well that she was speaking out against a shady disreputable organization with no regard for laws or human life. This is how they operate. The world should not be intimidated by them."
SarahPAC.com technical aides say that on their server log this morning it showed the attacks coming from a browser identified as wikileaks.org, though it has since spread to others entitled "anonymous." Mansour added that Wikileaks supporters claim to be “in favor of free speech yet they attack Sarah Palin for exercising her free speech.” She said SarahPAC.com was not harmed because Palin’s staff was able to move quickly to protect the site.
The attacks were coming from wikileaks.org??? Are these people seriously that bloody stupid?