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PayPal, Visa and Mastercard go offline, paid apps go with them

Hackers with political motivation, being called hactivists by the media are using a tool known as Low Orbit Ion Cannon (found on the internet with a simple search) to attack PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa. Credit processors stopped donations to WikiLeaks, a Whistle-Blowing website out of fear of legal recourse. It disrupted the ability to make purchases in the Android Market for several hours as a result.

The Market’s payment options were down, making it unable to process app and game purchases, though downloads were largely unaffected. It was later resolved by the companies, restoring service to Google’s customers.

WikiLeaks, who specializes in publishing secret government documents pledged the release of 250,000 diplomatic cables, exposing connections between foreign nations and the United States.

PayPal payments are expected to come to Android Market soon, possibly with Gingerbread.

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