AntiLeaks: We'll keep pummeling WikiLeaks
As the nine-day DDoS hammering of WikiLeaks continues, hacking group AntiLeaks, has said that attacks will continue and widen, but have nothing to do with the Trapwire monitoring system the whistle-blowing site has been documenting.
In an email conversation with The Register, someone claiming to be the head of the AntiLeaks hacking group – aka DietPepsi – said the attacks were in protest over the role of Julian Assange, who is currently the guest of the Ecuadorian embassy while waiting for his plea for political asylum to be decided.
"What prompted us to form Antileaks is the impending decision by Ecuador to presumably give Julian [Assange] asylum, which should happen within days after the Olympics are over," DietPepsi said. In June Assange made a bail-busting visit to the Ecuadorian embassy in London and requested political asylum. The move came shortly after his last appeal against deportation to Sweden to face questions over accusations of sexual molestation was rejected by the UK's Supreme Court. The Ecuadorian government is still considering the issue.
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