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Wikileaks Website Attacked

Wikileaks Website Attacked - Days after Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks team leaked U.S. State Department cables to several news media outlets, a DoS attack has shut the WikiLeaks Website down. A DoS attack occurs when hackers send numerous request for information from multiple computers to the intended server, thereby overwhelming and disabling it. It appears that the WikiLeaks Website has become the victim of such an attack in order to prevent the leaking of more than 250,000 sensitive documents.

WikiLeaks has been hailed as an example of global freedom of speech by those who believe WikiLeaks exposes the criminal side of war. It is also highly criticized by those who believe the leaked documents not only jeopardize the lives of civilians, military and embassy officials, but also endangers our progress and attempts at negotiations on a global level. The controversy comes as Interpol named Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder, a wanted fugitive for rape, coercion and molestation charges stemming from an incident involving two Swedish women back in August.

It is possible that Julian Assange will face criminal charges for the recent document dump in addition to the sex crime charges. The United States has said there is an active investigation into the source of the the leaks and all people deemed responsible will face charges. Though Interpol has released a Red Notice for Julian Assange, there are no charges or a warrant issued in relation to the newest WikiLeaks document dump.

Wikileaks Website Attacked

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