Skype hands 16-year-old’s personal information to IT company

Skype illegally distributed a user’s personal information to a private company during a police investigation into Anonymous-sanctioned cyberattacks on PayPal.

It and several other payment companies were attacked out of retribution for blocking donations to Wikileaks in 2011.

Skype handed over the personal information of a 16-year-old to an IT firm, which later informed Dutch authorities.

The police file for Operation Talang, which has been seen by NU.nl, focussed on two persons. They are alleged to have played a role in attacks on websites belonging to Mastercard, VISA and Paypal by hacker collective Anonymous. They dubbed the attacks Operation Payback — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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