It always makes me happy, wildly giddily happy, when people fight back with whatever
modest means are at their disposal:
Anonymous attacks PayPal in 'Operation Avenge Assange'
Anonymous has launched a broad-ranging campaign in support of Wikileaks, starting with a DDoS assault on a PayPal website.
The denial of service attack lasted for eight hours and resulted in numerous service disruptions, Panda Security reports . The group , spawned from anarchic message board 4chan, first came to prominence with a long running campaign against the church of Scientology... [Anonymous] said on its website:
While we don’t have much of an affiliation with WikiLeaks, we fight for the same reasons. We want transparency and we counter censorship. The attempts to silence WikiLeaks are long strides closer to a world where we can not say what we think and are unable to express our opinions and ideas....Operation Avenge Assange  will incorporate a combination of political lobbying (writing to MPs etc), a consumer boycott of PayPal as well as practical support (mirroring) and advocacy for Wikileaks. The traditional denial of service attacks will also come into play with an assault against the ThePayPalblog.com. ® Okay, okay, all you Grinches out there, I hear ya. This sort of thing is utterly futile -- until suddenly it isn't. Robin Hood didn't bring down the Plantagenet monarchy, either. But we still remember him.