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WikiLeaks' website slowed to a crawl on Tuesday night following an apparent denial of service attack. The assault follows days after the accelerated publication of thousands of the remaining US diplomatic cables which the whistleblowing website first began publishing last autumn. The initial publication of the controversial …

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  1. Titus Technophobe
    WTF?

    Anon ?

    > but no one has come forward to 'fess up to the latest assault.

    Anon up to their old tricks again..........

    1. Matt Bryant Silver badge
      Boffin

      RE: Anon ?

      Why would Anon hit the source of their greatest fascination? Much more likely it's just that the "patriotic" hackers in question have been listening to the announcements that all DDoS attacks will be investigated, and are simply trying to avoid getting a Club Anon holiday (you know, the type where the Met flies up to Shetland and gives you an all expenses paid trip to a London prison cell.....).

      1. Titus Technophobe
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        and yet....

        It would appear that a semi literate member of the hacktivista did indeed take down Wikileaks. In keeping with their noble traditions, and Japanese porn, this was of cause an entirely noble cause .... in that perhaps Julian A owed him £20.

  2. NoneSuch
    Pirate

    WikiLeaks

    A great idea, that is being very poorly managed over the last few years.

    Time for St. Julian to move onto other things and put someone more level headed into the position.

  3. NomNomNom

    u

    u are baseless!

    1. Bango Skank

      all ur baseless r belong 2 us

      but seriously, why the torrent approach rather than how they did it previously?

      Are they doing this in response to impending legal action, attack, or is there some mundane reason - like this particular case has become boring and they want to clear the desk in order to give somebody new a bit of heartburn?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Help Me

    G'DAY

    I AM PRINCE ASSANGE OF JULIAN AND I NEED YOUR HELP IN THE ASSISTANCE OF DISTRIBUTION OF SOME 24 GAZZILION DOUCMENTS THAT HAVE COME INTO MY POCESSION.

    PLEASED IF YOU COULD HELP ME BY DEPOSITING SOME QUANTITIES OF BITCOIN TO MY COMPANY ACCOUNTS TO ASSIST IN ENSURING THESE MOST URGENT OF DOCUMENTS ARE REDISTRIBUTED TO MY WANTING PUBLIC AS SOONEST AS POSSIBLE.

    PLEASE BE ASSURED THERE IS NOTHING ILLEGAL GOING ONE HERE AND YOU WILL BE FULLY COMPENSATED WITH YOUR FREEDOMS BY YOUR IMMEDIATE HELP

    THANKING YOU ESPECIALY

    JULIAN

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