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WikiLeaks Gets Hacked

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Posted on Nov 28, 2010
DOS Attack

A denial-of-service attack involves flooding the target website with requests for information, overloading its server.

WikiLeaks, the website that has provided damning classified material on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, says it has come under a denial-of-service attack as it prepares to release another batch of secret U.S. documents.

In a denial-of-service attack, hackers flood a site with requests for information, effectively shutting it down. —JCL

The BBC:

Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks says it is under attack from a computer-hacking operation, ahead of a release of secret US documents.

“We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack,” it says on its Twitter feed.

It adds that several newspapers will go ahead and publish the documents released to them by Wikileaks even if the site goes down.

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By ejreed, November 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm Link to this comment

transparency on the rocks continued. shaken and stirred.
Global Reactions to Newest WikiLeaks Documents Roll in
A large batch of US diplomatic messages obtained by WikiLeaks reveals many cases of two-faced diplomacy, especially in the Arab world, and other potentially embarrassing moments for the US and American allies.

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By RayLan, November 29, 2010 at 9:44 am Link to this comment

The same folks who cry about individual freedom to go to war for the sake of the invaded country’s ‘freedom’ are the first to howl about the freedom to publish the truth.

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By markulyseas, November 29, 2010 at 1:49 am Link to this comment

Its like bolting the stable door after the horse fled.

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By FiftyGigs, November 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment

The hacker hacked.

Oh, boo hoo.

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By ejreed, November 28, 2010 at 5:35 pm Link to this comment

WikiLeaks Site Under Attack
The latest WikiLeaks documents dump is expected to be unveiled over several days but it is already under attack according to their Twitter feed.Some major media groups already have these documents and will be publishing.

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By Nozferatu, November 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm Link to this comment

I doubt WikiLeaks is that stupid to put all their information source from one location….

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By moonraven, November 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm Link to this comment

So chickenshit.

So typically US government.

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By diamond, November 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm Link to this comment

Hack away morons. You can kill computers and you can kill people or put them in jail but you can’t kill the truth. No one ever has. Sooner or later, morons, it all comes out.

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By Jack H. Smith, November 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm Link to this comment
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Wikileaks founder is pure scum. I would like to lead a Op against this little turd.  Put an end to his lies.

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By reverento., November 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm Link to this comment

This is kinda laughable, for those that don’t really
know DDoS attacks are like the pawns pawn on the chess
board of internet “hacking”, literally you can run it
from your room right now with CMD. The thing that’s
interesting about this is that I imagine this is the
only desperate trick the pentagon can employ and may
have a few thousand computers on the clock all running
DDoS attack to the wikileak IP so who knows how large
scale it is, but over all it’s just kinda weird that
their using something as amature as DDoS.

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