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Monday, May 24, 2010

WikiLeaks DDoSed - February 2008


DATE:
2008-02

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Sweden

AFFECTED SITES:
wikileaks.org

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
n/a

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
500Mbps, targeting company's DNS

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Attack came amidst other problems for the site--legal issues and a UPS fire. There was already an increase in traffic due to pictures of people killed in Tibet riots.

URLS:
1. http://secure.wikileaks.org/wiki/Wikileaks_survives_censorship,_ddos,_fire
2. http://www.secure64.com/news-wikileaks-dns-server-fire
3. http://www.wikileads.net/2008/04/23/update-wikileaks-was-down-in-part-because-of-a-ddos-attack/


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