Xeni on Madeleine Brand radio show: Wikileaks, Anonymous, Mastercard DDOS, Operation Payback


I joined my former NPR colleague Madeleine Brand on her new, eponymous radio show today, for a discussion on the spy-versus-spy hacker wars around Wikileaks, including the "Operation Payback" DDOS attack that took down Mastercard.com.

As a Today Show bubblehead mis-quipped on TV earlier, "I sure hope they get that fixed soon for all the holiday shoppers."

LISTEN: Madeleine Brand Show radio segment here (audio embed or download).

Bonus: At the end of this clip, Madeleine Brand Show producer and reporter Steve Proffitt takes a few moments to explain what a DDOS is.

(image: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images, via scpr.org. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, shown at a press conference on Nov. 4, 2010 in Geneva.)