Daily News header

CyberWar by WikiLeaks Defenders Builds While Xipwire Accepts Funds

By  

Although some hackers are malicious or merely venal, many have always been driven much more by a desire for freedom of speech and information. The current cyberware surrounding WikiLeaks's publishing appears to be just another aspect of an ever growing freedom of speech movement since there doesn't appear to be any financial gain for any of the hackers - this is not an attempt to obtain credit card numbers or personal information.

As I reported earlier on Newsblaze.com(), hacker groups supporting WikiLeaks' disclosure of embarrassing emails and memos between government agencies have launched a denial of service (DoS) attack against those companies which have refused to accept new donations to the web site.

Most of this war and presumably all the coordination between hacker groups is being conducted online, which is certainly appropriate for what is the biggest free speech event in the history of the Internet.

Now it appears that PayPal may also be under attack and Amazon.com might be next, since that site has reportedly stopped storing WikiLeaks' documents.

But while this cyberattack on financial firms continues there is one small U.S. company, xipwire.com, which appears to be the only one still accepting money to support WikiLeaks.

Having never used the service, this reporter can't personally vouch for its security but it appears to be completely legitimate, a recent Philadelphia-based startup offering a mobile payment system.

You can find Xipwire's mission statement on their Facebook page.

Tuesday evening they posted this statement on Facebook:

"In response to PayPal cutting off the embattled international nonprofit media organization, Philadelphia startup Xipwire announced today it is collecting donations for WikiLeaks via text."

The company's Twitter link is:

http://twitter.com/XIPWIRE

John McCormick is a reporter, /science/medical columnist and finance and social commentator, with 17,000+ bylined stories. Contact John through NewsBlaze.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related High Tech News

The film Living Dot Com Premiered in Hollywood recently, about the new wave of internet millionaires, and the movie and party still has Hollywood talking.
Lady Liberty needs her mighty dimensions to hold a 23-foot-high cement tablet in one hand; the 'Torch of Freedom' high above her head, in the other hand; and the hopes and dreams of millions, upon million, of immigrants cradled in her bosom.
24/7 Defense Against Data Attacks. CIS Cyber Security is a Tampa based company focused on educating, securing and business against advanced security threats.
VPN technology is expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, with Namibia becoming the first country bring high-tech interconnectivity to international customers.
Shannon K. Rose reports that Ben Bressington and his USA Based Team at LiquidVape are officially now the Authorized Master Reseller for Vapormones.
Apple advocates this as a consumer benefit for shoppers. Discount coupons will simply pop up on your smart phone at relevant points as you walk around a store or mall.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site