SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors in San Jose have indicted more than a dozen people for allegedly hacking PayPal’s servers last year in retaliation for the company cutting ties with WikiLeaks.
A newly unsealed indictment brought by the Northern District U.S. attorney’s office says 14 people who were part of the hacking group Anonymous launched the cyber attack on PayPal. The San Jose web-based money transferring service had suspended WikiLeaks’ account, which it used to accept donations, after WikiLeaks released classified State Department cables last year.
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