WikiLeaks suffers a “targeted” distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) after releasing over 8,000 fresh emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). This amazing platform is managed by Julian Assange who announced this attack through WikiLeaks official Twitter account.
At the time of writing, access to the WikiLeaks.org website has been restored. However there has been no further explanation as to how big the DDoS attack was or where it originated from.
The news comes against the backdrop of the whistle blowing website’s ongoing Podesta email leaks and revelations about Hillary Clinton in Julian Assange’s exclusive interview with journalist and documentary maker John Pilger.
On November 6, WikiLeaks published more emails from the hacked account of Clinton’s campaign chair (John Podesta) bringing the number to the promised 50,000. The source of the email leaks remains unknown, however using the pseudonym Guccifer 2.0 previously claimed to have sent hacked DNC data to WikiLeaks. Many analysts believe that Guccifer 2.0 is a propaganda tool used by Russian intelligence.