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December 9th, 2010
09:20 AM ET

Cyber attacks ramping up in WikiLeaks support

(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,

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.

Filed under: Security • Wikileaks
November 28th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

The Teaser for Monday, November 29, 2010

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

6:40AM Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst with The NPD Group and author of "Buy Me!" , on his latest survey results of Black Friday sales. Sure, people went to the stores in droves, but did they actually buy anything?

7:40AM Stephanie Napier, former neighbor of Mohamed Osman Mahamud , the Portland, OR teenager who was arrested in connection with planning to bomb a tree-lighting ceremony. We’ll ask her about her recollections of Mahamud and his family, and whether she was surprised when she heard of the arrest.

8:10AM James Rubin, former U.S. assistant Secretary of State and adjunct professor at Columbia University, on North Korea’s reaction to South Korea and U.S. joint military exercises on Sunday. Can regional talks prevent the situation from intensifying? Plus we’ll ask if the Wikileaks document release will have any impact on U.S. diplomacy around the world.

8:40AM Vera Gibbons, financial journalist and contributor with Turbo Tax, on what you can do now to lower your 2010 tax bill.

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Filed under: American Morning • Black Friday • North Korea • Terrorism • Wikileaks