WikiLeaks Gets Hacked
Posted on Nov 28, 2010
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
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.
A denial-of-service attack involves flooding the target website with requests for information, overloading its server.