End of mystic marriage between Anonymous and Wikileaks on cards
The extended association of Wikileaks and a popular yet mystic group of hackers (collectively known as Anonymous) seems to have taken a bitter turn, after the Anonymous expressed its wrath against an uncontrollable donation page that appeared frequently on the Wikileaks website.
The donation page, covered the website and could permanently be removed only after a successful donation in favour of the website was made. The website couldn't be accessed further without a donation.
Anonymous tried disabling the page by modifying the Java script and demanded instant abdication of the stubborn feature. The page was taken back by Wikileaks, but was put back later night. The page that appeared only at Wikileak's Global Intelligence Files, now appeared on the Spy Files, Guantanamo Files, Iraq War Logs, and more.
Twitter witnessed an intense argument between the two sides.
Anonymous wrote in a statement today. "At that point Anonymous was willing to let this pass, for the sake of peace in the over all movement. But now tonight, as if taunting us to rage -- the 'paywalls' reappeared not just on sections of the site but for every single file. Enough!"
Putting an end to the cozy relation Anonymous and Wikileaks had, the former expressed its dissidence over future support to the global popular website. Anonymous has been fortifying Wikileaks exposes in the past.
Anonymous had once launched a 'distributed denial of service' attacks on the Web sites of MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal; when the three removed their services from the legally controversial website.
The group also accomplished a direct hacking attempt at the UK government websites, following the arrest of Julian Assange (founder Wikileaks).
"We have been worried about the direction Wikileaks is going for sometime now. In the past year the focus has moved away from actual leaks and the fight for freedom of information and concentrated more and more on Julian Assange and a rabid scrounging for money," the group said in its statement. "The conclusion for us is that Anonymous cannot support any more what WikiLeaks has become...what we will do is cease from this day all support of any kind for Wikileaks or Julian Assange." said an Anonymous representative.
Assange, in a response to the blames highlighted the need of funds to support publishing and infrastructure costs, most importantly to fund its legal proceedings expected in future.
However, the Anonymous have assured of no web attack at the Wikileaks from their end.