Members of WikiLeaks team have abandoned ship to start their own whistleblower website, OpenLeaks. The new site will not publish any information itself, instead providing it to editorial content providers, so as to avoid the problems that recently plagued WikiLeaks.
Hackers have targeted financial sites of Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal in defence of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. The websites worst hit were PayPal and Mastercard, where the damage spilled beyond the company website and also affected the working of their services. However, both have been working on fixes, and while slowed, transactions continue.
Further updates in the WikiLeaks story – following the news that Amazon has kicked WikiLeaks from its servers, PayPal has issued a statement banning the controversial whistleblower as well, which means that people cannot give their donations to the website.
Amazon responds to allegations that it removed WikiLeaks from its servers because of political pressure. It has clarified that there were terms of service violations and fears that WikiLeaks was inadvertently endangering innocent people, due to which it has taken this step.