WikiLeaks Down: Updates Via Twitter During Outage

By Posted 28 Nov 2010, 21:14

We have some big news for you as website Wikileaks have said their site has been under a massive computer attack. This comes just hours before an expected release of classified US documents.

The site has been updating their status via Twitter and posted “We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack.” Previously the site leaked 75,000 classified files from the war in Afghanistan. This was despite warnings from government officials and the Pentagon.

Last month more files were released from the Iraq war, and in another post on Twitter the site claimed it was going to release its largest amount files so far. The post read “Next release is 7x the size of the Iraq War Logs. Intense pressure over it for months.”

According to a later Twitter post today it was claimed that many newspapers including The Guardian and New York Times would publish the files, regardless of the site being down.

Source: Cnet.