Operation Payback May Now Start Focusing On Actually Digging Through Wikileaks Leaks For Details

from the much-more-effective dept

While I find Operation Payback fascinating, from a sociological/cultural perspective, I've said from the very beginning that I thought their DDoS strategy to be a bad idea. I was happy, last month, when the folks behind it effectively had "called off" their attacks on copyright-related sites, and a bit disappointed (though, again, fascinated) by the more recent attacks in support of Wikileaks. However, there are now reports that the group has (as it did with the copyright issue) decided to back off the DDoS attacks, but instead, work towards helping to sift through all of the Wikileaks leaks to find the hidden gems of information that need more attention and exposure. As the plan says, "they don't fear the LOIC (the tool used for the attacks), they fear exposure." Could it be that out of what some consider "vandalism," we may get journalism? Welcome to the new digital world...

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    Anonymous Coward, 10 Dec 2010 @ 12:40pm

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    "I might be wrong on this, but from what I understand the full content of the leaks is not available to the general public, it is only being released piecemeal."

    You are right. WikiLeaks felt that the past 2 giant dumps of data resulted in a lot of documents being overlooked, so this time around they're spacing it out (not sure if the newspapers got it in bulk though, but from their side (the newspapers are the ones redacting names and 'too sensitive' information)it is probably a bit more manageable as well).

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