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WikiLeaks Suffered A Mysterious Outage For 4 Hours: Victims Of A DDoS Attack?


The radical transparency website WikiLeaks suffered a suspicious outage on December 1 for 4 hours, and many social media users quickly speculated that this situation could have been the result of another distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber strike, which has been very known this year after it attacked major websites as Twitter, Spotify and GitHub. This situation -which comes after the organization posted the release of 60,000 emails from the U.S. government contractor HBGary- started at 4:00am (GMT) and finished by 9:00am (GMT) when the website was fully restored.

A US Plan To Take Out WikiLeaks?

According to the International Business Times, a famous account linked with Anonymous explained that the 4 hours outage could have been because the Rule 41, which is the newly-passed law in the U.S. that allows the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and many other agencies to run hacking-based-investigations on multiple PCs with just a single warrant, which clearly could be a powerful weapon against the Julian Assange´s group. However, so far there is no evidence that relate this situation with the 4 hours outage. – READ MORE

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