Date: December 11, 2010 7:35:09 PM EST
It has come to our attention that you are reporting about gawker.com being hacked by Anonymous and Operation payback in the war against the wikileaks drama that is currently taking place.
While we feel for Wikileaks plight, and encourage everyone to donate and mirror the site, we are not related to Operation Payback or engaged in their activities.
We have compromised all their email accounts and databases, and a significant portion of the passwords have been unhashed into plaintext.
To prove the validity of our claims, here is a sample of the database;
And a note to gawker if you feel the need to post this:
You said you were not afraid of 4chan and being hacked. Well 4chan couldn’t handle you, so we came in.
Where is your god now?
— Email received by Future Journalism Project Producer Michael Cervieri in response to an article posted by one of his students at TubesCodeContent.com, his teaching site at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.