Anonymous and LulzSec mount anti PayPal campaign
Pastebin, the hackers favourite text hosting website, has become home to a written plea, from LulzSec and Anonymous, for readers to close down their PayPal accounts.
The FBI continues to crack down on internet based hacking groups, something which clearly is taking its toll on Anonymous and LulzSec's morale.
"Law enforcement continues to push its ridiculous rules upon us - Anonymous "suspects" may face a fine of up to 500,000 USD with the addition of 15 years' jailtime, all for taking part in a historical activist movement."
"What the FBI needs to learn is that there is a vast difference between adding one's voice to a chorus and digital sit-in with Low Orbit Ion Cannon, and controlling a large botnet of infected computers. And yet both of these are punishable with exactly the same fine and sentence", the group added.
The post is addressed directly to Paypal and ends by asking customers to "immediately close their accounts and consider an alternative."
"Join us in our latest operation against PayPal - tweet pictures of your account closure, tell us on IRC, spread the word."
The hacktivist groups have become increasingly irritated by the online money management website's willingness to back down to US legislation. In particular its decision to withhold funds from WikiLeaks.
Anonymous and LulzSec continue to raise their public profiles, with the former planning its own special social network.
It seems the two have become serious hot topic, with major companies attempting to remove their access to services, including Google who removed Anonymous' group from its new Google+ social network.
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