MasterCard’s website was knocked offline earlier today following a WikiLeaks-inspired internet attack against it.
In what appears to be the latest salvo by hactivists, the mastercard.com website is thought to have suffered from a denial-of-service attack – where an internet site is bombarded with a large amount of traffic making it impossible for genuine visitors to access it.
A Twitter user called ibomhacktivist seems to be taking responsibility for the attack, and links the action to the WikiLeaks-inspired attack on MasterCard by the Anonymous group last year.
MasterCard.com DOWN!!!, thats what you get when you mess with @wikileaks @Anon_Central and the enter community of lulz loving individuals :D
MasterCard angered the hacktivist community after it suspended the ability for WikiLeaks to accept payments via the firm. Police…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.