Wikileaks and Anonymous get into an open tit-for-tat over Twitter

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Most recently, Wikileaks and Anonymous have entered into an open tit-for-tat kind of movement over Twitter regarding a donation overlap sheet that Wikileaks published on its International Intelligence Documents.

What initiated as a donation paywall argument has eventually resulted in something that appears like a breakdown in relation existing between the 2 well-known business groups. The donation sheet has been called as a paywall by Anonymous, since it fails to get sealed unless a contribution is completed or the related JavaScript is inactivated, and commanded it be demolished.

In fact, it appeared as if Anonymous had won the contest, since the donation page happened to be taken down for a while during the evening. But, after sometime, Wikileaks came into picture by pulling it back up. And, during this time, it has been posted not only on its International Intelligence Documents, but it is also published on the Guantanamo files, Spy Files, Iraq War Logs, and so on.

When this paywall emerged previous night i.e. on October 10th 2012, there happened to be a momentary and intense exchange of words online between Wikileaks and Anonymous. As informed by Anonymous in one of its latest statements, just within 2 hours all of the paywalls were completely eliminated.

At that particular moment, Anonymous was prepared to permit this pass away, just for the need of amity in the overall movement. But again on 10th October, as if provoking Anonymous to get angry, the paywalls reemerged not only on some parts of Wikileaks website, but almost on each and every single document.

It is a well-known fact that both Wikileaks and Anonymous have a friendly past, with the prominent hacking troop time and again acting as vital protector to Wikileaks. When Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal ended on Wikileaks, Anonymous distributed clear refusal of facility attacks on the 3 official websites of the firm. And, when top authorities from the British Government attempted to arrest Wikileaks creator Julian Assange, the hacking troop attacked many United Kingdom government official websites.

It has even attacked websites belonging to the Sweden Government in revenge for that administration’s handling of Assange. However, presently Anonymous states that it is totally done with Wikileaks. The group recently mentioned in one of its statements that they have been really concerned about the way Wikileaks is moving for some time now. In the last few years, the main concentration has shifted completely away from the actual leaks, and the combat for freedom of genuine information to the general public, and it started focusing more on Julian Assange, and looked very opportunistic for money.

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