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WikiLeaks hit by weeklong attack

2012-08-12 16:38

London - The secret-busting organisation WikiLeaks says it's been the victim of a sustained denial-of-service attack which has left its website sluggish or inaccessible for more than a week.

In a statement released late on Saturday the group said the assault intensified around the beginning of August and has since expanded to include attacks against affiliated sites.

Denial-of-service attacks work by overwhelming websites with requests for information. WikiLeaks has said it's been flooded with 10 gigabits per second of bogus traffic from thousands of different internet addresses.

Josh Corman, with online content delivery company Akamai, characterised that as "a bit larger" than attacks commonly seen in the past few years.

WikiLeaks, which has angered officials in Washington with its spectacular releases of classified US documents, remained inaccessible on Sunday.

Comments
  • kim.attree - 2012-08-12 20:11

    wikileaks.org - Original Wikileaks Page [178.33.255.46] wikileaks.ch - Mirror Switzerland [46.59.1.2, 178.33.255.46] wikileaks.fi - Mirror Finland [213.251.145.96] wikileaks.nl - Mirror Netherlands [46.21.239.250] wikileaks.de - Mirror Germany [87.239.128.202] wikileaks.eu - Mirror Europe [88.80.13.160] wikileaks.pl - Mirror Poland [88.80.13.160] wikileaks.at - Mirror Austria [46.59.1.2] wikileaks.lu - Mirror Luxembourg [85.93.215.133] wikileaks.se - Mirror Sweden [88.80.6.179] wikileaks.no - Mirror Norway [46.59.1.2] wikileaks.is - Mirror Iceland [46.21.239.250] nyud.net - Mirror United States [129.170.214.192]

      Matthew - 2012-08-13 11:44

      Kim,what are these? please explain? I would very much like to go onto wikileaks.

  • kim.attree - 2012-08-12 21:49

    Or get yourself TOR: https://www.torproject.org/ and go here: http://isax7s5yooqgelbr.onion/

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