Cyberattack Crashes WikiLeaks

Website back up now: Reuters
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2011 5:29 AM CDT
Cyberattack Crashes WikiLeaks
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange pushes through photographers and camera crews as he leaves the High Court in central London, on July 13, 2011.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – WikiLeaks was under cyberattack again last night, according to messages posted on its Twitter feed. The website, which is in the process of releasing thousands more US diplomatic cables, was later brought back online, though some were still unable to access it. Sources have told Reuters that the latest document dump is an attempt by Julian Assange to reignite interest in the whistle-blowing site. (Read more WikiLeaks stories.)

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