At the center – for a second time – is PayPal. PayPal is a very popular internet financial service company, owned by eBay, and it has been attacked by Anonymous before for cutting off Wikileaks. As a reminder, you still can donate to the KKK via PayPal, but not to Wikileaks.
During the first campaign against PayPal, then called Operation Payback, the company got DDoSed. Thousands of people flooded the website and it collapsed.
Already then many people called for boycotts of PayPal along with Visa and Mastercard. From December 2010 to February 2011 quite a few people canceled their accounts with Amazon, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal. But it weren’t that many.
Since February the FBI in the US and other three-letter agencies in Europe have raided homes of people. Overall nearly a hundred people were arrested and/or questioned.
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