All of the defendants admitted to carrying out the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Anonymous claimed responsibility for the attack at the time, which temporarily took down the PayPal site and service.
The attack was retribution for PayPal suspending the accounts of WikiLeaks.
Ten of the hackers plead guilty to felony charges, but they can change it to a misdemeanor if the defendants do not violate their agreements before sentencing.
The defendants will be sentenced next December.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 8 Dec 2013 11:08