MasterCard and Visa have been hacked by Wikileaks supporters
/IRBIS, December 9, 2010/ - MasterCard and Visa are under attack by
hackers, said today by RBC, with reference to statements by the payment
As indicated, according to representatives of the MasterCard Company, as a
result of action outside "the payment system is completely stopped
functioning." They specified that the suspect in the attack supporters
Wikileaks. According to representatives of MasterCard, are not working and
the site system.
On the eve of MasterCard froze the transfer of funds to an Internet project
WikiLeaks in connection with an investigation against the founder of the
project by Mrs. Julian Assandzha. According to representatives of
MasterCard, the transactions suspended "until the end of the investigation of
the WikiLeaks and clarify the situation."
A similar announcement of the freezing of accounts WikiLeaks also came
from the world's leading payment system Visa.
In addition, electronic payment service PayPal has stopped the transfer of
funds to WikiLeaks, in connection with which Mrs. Assandzha was forced to
open an account in the company of PostFinance, the structural units of nearly
Switzerland. However, PostFinance reported that closed the account of Mrs.