ABC News’ Jake Tapper is reporting that Sarah Palin‘s website and personal credit card information “were cyber-attacked today by Wikileaks supporters” according to an email received from the former Alaskan governor. Earlier today reports surfaced of hackers from the infamous “Anonymous” group connected to the 4chan message boards attacking major institutions such as Mastercard, ostensibly in retaliation for their treatment of Wikileaks.
Tapper reports in his Political Punch blog:
Hackers in London apparently affiliated with “Operation Payback” – a group of supporters of Julian Assange and Wikileaks – have tried to shut down SarahPac and have disrupted Sarah and Todd Palin’s personal credit card accounts.
“No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange’s antics,” Palin emailed. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.”
Palin has criticized Wikileaks founder Assange, writing on Facebook that his “past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders?…Assange is not a ‘journalist’ any more than the ‘editor’ of al-Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a ‘journalist.’ He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.”
This is not the first time that Ms. Palin’s personal Internet accounts have been breached by a hackers as her email account was hacked into during the 2008 presidential election. Developing.
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