LONDON — More cyber attacks in retaliation for attempts to block the WikiLeaks website are likely in a “data war” to protect Internet freedom, a representative of one of the groups involved said Thursday.
Though no major websites appeared to be under attack early Thursday, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet said the Swedish government’s website was down for a short time during the night. Sweden had issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks’ founder.
“Anonymous has targeted mainly companies which have decided for whatever reason not to deal with WikiLeaks. Some of the main targets involve Amazon, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal,” a spokesman calling himself “Coldblood” told BBC Radio 4.