A hacker group that calls itself "Anonymous" says it took the Visa Web site down today in retaliation for the credit card company suspending payments to the WikiLeaks site.
Earlier today, the group hit the MasterCard site with a distributed denial-of-service attack for the same reason, and it took down PayPal over the weekend. The MasterCard site was back up this afternoon.
"IT'S DOWN! KEEP FIRING!!!" the group tweeted on its Operation Payback campaign page.
Visa said yesterday that it was suspending payments to the controversial whistle-blower site, joining MasterCard and PayPal.
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