At the end of 2010 Dutch police arrested a 16-year-old teen over OPERATION AVENGE ASSANGE, omitting being involved in the ‘cyber war’ against two credit card companies and personally creating a botnet and independently conducting a DDOS attacks on the company’s websites.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a 22-year-old man claiming to be a spokesman for the hackers vowed on British Broadcasting Corp. radio that the attacks would continue. “I see this as becoming a war, but not your conventional war–this is a war of data,” said the man, identifying himself only as “ColdBlood.” “We’re trying to keep the Internet open and free for everyone.”
After this some sub-groups of Anonymous decided to move towards long-term-viable goals such as revealing information and promoting the Wikileaks cables.
Rather than attacking perceived enemies of Wikileaks, unlike Operation Payback, the focus is finding material which is deemed important to public interest in the cables and making them more aware, assessable and understandable.
Although it’s not clear how much support the operation has gained, Reddit created a thread with currently over 1,400 readers where individuals can find the information easier.
The ‘leekspin’ is a pun on the ‘Leekspin’ joke animation.
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