World News :International Affairs
Wikileaks ‘revenge’ attacks hit Visa and Mastercard
Web attacks by a group of activists targeting firms that withdrew services from Wikileaks disrupt Mastercard and Visa.
Visa acknowledged the cyber attack on its website and reassured cardholders that no customer data had been put at risk.
“Visa’s corporate website – Visa.com – is currently experiencing heavier than normal traffic,” the company said in a statement. “The company is taking steps to restore the site to full operations within the next few hours.”
Visa said its processing network that handled cardholder transactions was functioning normally.
“Cardholders can continue to use their cards as they routinely would,” Visa said. “Account data is not at risk.”
Earlier, the Swedish prosecutor’s office came under cyber attack as WikiLeaks supporters vowed to retaliate for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The Swedish prosecution authority, whose arrest order for Mr Assange over accusations of sexual offences led a British court to remand the 39-year-old in custody, said it had reported the online attack to police.
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