WikiLeaks reports another electronic disruption
November 30th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

WikiLeaks reports another electronic disruption

After posting thousands of secret government documents, WikiLeaks came under an electronic attack designed to make it unavailable to users, the whistle-blower website said Tuesday.

The site also experienced a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on Sunday, just as it was publishing the first of what it says are 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables. Such attacks normally are done by flooding a website with requests for data.

"DDOS attack now exceeding 10 Gigabits a second," WikiLeaks said on Twitter.

The effects of Tuesday's electronic disruption were unclear.


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  1. Nat

    After reading some of what was released by wikki leaks most of it seems to be boring trite name calling crap..Stuff that only offends those it was written about...childish crap..

    November 30, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Boney

    should have a permanent disruption.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    Why am I not surprised? This government will stop at almost nothing to "keep the lid on the garbage can"!!! It goes to show just how powerful the MIC(military-industrial-complex) has become!

    November 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Sheep

    So, the actual content is a bunch of gossip that rivals a junior high school locker room? "Like fer sure, Prince Charles is so last year."

    November 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. purtbrwowniz


    November 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. alfredo

    You guys should just let the leak flow how else can the world know what you really think of them and their leaders while you smile at them you actually are condescending toward them and probably think they're a bunch of idiots anyway but can never tell them to their faces. So I say let the leaking flood!

    November 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. king

    i like wikileaks, we should know more information about the world.wikileaks help us .great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    writed by king from

    November 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. purtbrwowniz

    Ok so.... you think that people should be classless and tell you you suck on the date to your face instead of saying thank you but we should judt be friends... how much education do you have? thats why you shall never be king sweetie...

    November 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |