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Friday, December 03, 2010

Is the U.S. engaging in cyberwarfare against Wikileaks? [UPDATE]


according to raw story, the wikileaks website that was relocated to switzerland has since been taken down as well... the wikileaks url is now at the following link -

when you get to the part about the massive 10GB/s denial of service stream, you have to ask yourself, who is capable of that kind of attack...?
Amid international pressure and a series of crushing denial of service attacks, the site has finally slipped underneath the waves. It's DNS host,, killed the domain early late Thursday night, according to an update posted to WikiLeaks' Twitter account.

The host cited "mass attacks," the whistleblower organization said.

The take-down is another in a long line of setbacks for WikiLeaks, which has in past months completely upturned historical precedent in the successful release of more secret US government information than anyone else ever before it.


Word of the take-down came days after the site said it was feeling the effects of a series of massive denial of service attacks, which is what forced the switch-over to American servers. One sustained attack exceeded 10 Gigabits per second, according to WikiLeaks.

"According to a study by Internet security company Arbor Networks, the average denial of service attack over the past year was 349 megabits per second, 28 times slower than the stream Wikileaks reported," CBS New York noted.


Update: The site has relocated to Switzerland, and is now available at Read more about the move at the New York Times here.

wikileaks has always claimed to have massive back-up in place... i guess this will be the test...

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