(CNN) - Though its founder is cooling his heels in a London jail and major credit-card firms have refused to process its donations, the website WikiLeaks continued to trickle out documents from its vast cache of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables Wednesday.
WikiLeaks' supporters in the computer-hacking community turned their ire against organizations that had cut off the site. Among the targets were the website of Sweden's national prosecutor's office, which is seeking the extradition from Britain of WikiLeaks' creator and editor-in-chief, Julian Assange. The attacks have also targeted the corporate websites of Visa and MasterCard, and now Sarah Palin’s website, SarahPAC.com.
The denial of service attacks appear to be the work of a group that calls itself “Anonymous.”
Just how much chaos can these pranksters cause?
Noah Shachtman, contributing editor with Wired Magazine and editor of the “Danger Room” national security blog, joins American Morning’s John Roberts to explain who these hackers are, and who their next targets might be.