As Part of "Operation Payback," Dallas Server Company Raided By FBI In WikiLeaks Probe
The attack appeared to be organized in response to PayPal's decision to suspend a WikiLeaks' PayPal account, which WikiLeaks was using to collect donations. The attackers, "Anonymous," described themselves as being "average Internet Citizens" and stated that their "motivation is a collective sense of being fed up with all the minor and major injustices we witness every day."Multiple IP address traces took California-based agents to Germany, then France, then to Tailor Made, which has its headquarters on Irving Boulevard.
Tailor Made Servers were being used to host an Internet Relay Chat site from which the DDoS attack was directed and launched. Hackers encoded this message with their execution commands: "Good_night,_paypal_Sweet_dreams_from_AnonOPs". DDoS attacks essentially send many, many packets of unnecessary information to a server, which then tries to reply to those packets, creating a huge traffic jam and blocking legitimate exchanges.