Palin says WikiLeaks supporters attacked her site
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Sarah Palin says her political action
committee's website came under cyberattack from supporters of
Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange.
The former Alaska governor told ABC News it's an example of what
happens "when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against
his sick, un-American espionage efforts."
Palin last week called Assange "an anti-American operative with
blood on his hands." She questioned why he wasn't "pursued with
the same urgency we pursue al-Qaida and Taliban leaders."
An aide to Palin's SarahPAC says staff acted quickly to protect
Hackers acting under the label "Operation Payback" claimed
responsibility for problems Wednesday at the websites for
MasterCard and Visa, which stopped processing donations to
Wikileaks after it released secret U.S. diplomatic cables.