Good riddance. Other whistleblowing sites like OpenLeaks still exist and are not burdened with the dubious representation of a human liability named Julian Assange. While I was impressed when Anonymous went after the credit card companies and PayPal for breaking Wikileaks' tip-jar, I honestly think it was motivated as much by geek misogyny as information libertarianism.
Then get the fuck off my Internet.
The U.S. State Department pressured Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, and other firms to cut off Wikileak's money supply.
Hacktivists collectively referring to themselves as Anonymous responded by launching denial-of-service attacks against groups which they considered to be obstacles to total information freedom. The attacks were mostly ineffective but incredibly embarrassing, because Anonymous is really more of a group of bored teenagers than dangerous international hackers. A few amateurs were prosecuted to be made examples of.
Here's a more objective take on things.
As for the misogyny angle, I would note that when rape charges were brought against Assange, the nerd community was furious. Although we are often progressive on a number of disparately related social issues, nerd culture is still dominated by straight white guys who have difficulty maintaining healthy dialogues with women.
Anti-feminist backlash is palpable in the Anonymous community, where geeks run the entire spectrum from "Tits or GTFO, go back to the kitchen and make me a sandwich" outright misogyny to the gently patronizing attitudes of Nice Guys.
BTW, no matter how I die, it was murder.
Eva, I hope for your sake that you won't be involved, because there is a very good chance that The Conspiracy will make my homicide look like accidental suicide by autoerotic asphyxiation, and that ain't gonna be a pretty crime scene.