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Wikleaks Reports It Is Under A Distributed Denial Of Service Attack

November 28th, 2010 11:03 admin Leave a comment Go to comments
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WikiLeaks

We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack.

43 minutes ago via webRetweet

A lot of people, including many givernments, have problems with WikiLeaks, the site dedicated to publishing sensitive and often classified documents. (Read more background on the controversial organization). The site is currently under a denial of service attack, according to a Tweet from the WikiLeaks account. The site seems to be withstanding the attack so far. It is up right now.

The DDOS attack comes just as WikiLeaks is preparing to release another set of U.S. government documents—this time diplomatic cables which may prove so embarrassing that the State Department decided to warn foreign governments ahead of their release.

But WikiLeaks reports via Twitter that even if the site goes down, newspapers around the world will publish excerpts from the cables:

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WikiLeaks

El Pais, Le Monde, Speigel, Guardian & NYT will publish many US embassy cables tonight, even if WikiLeaks goes down

26 minutes ago via webRetweet

So who is behind the DDOS attack? It is obviously a conspiracy.

Source: Wikleaks Reports It Is Under A Distributed Denial Of Service Attack

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