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'Patriotic' hacker claims credit for WikiLeaks attack

WikiLeaks alerted its Twitter followers this message

@th3j35t3r (Jester)— TANGO DOWN - INDEFINITLEY — for threatening the lives of our troops and 'other assets'

Amazon's EC2 cloud service Julian Assange blamed is well known reported in January 2010 classified State Department documents Q&A posted earlier this year

These ops are time sensitive. My task is to make their chosen communication method unreliable. By taking them down at random intervals, for random intervals, they can’t rely on them — they become unreliable and useless. Because they never know when or where I strike from, and because it’s random, the intel agencies can still gather their (questionable) intel.

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