WikiLeaks says website was target of cyber attack

By REUTERS
August 31, 2011 11:32

WASHINGTON - WikiLeaks said its website had been the target of a cyber attack late on Tuesday as it proceeded with the release of thousands of previously unpublished US diplomatic cables, some still classified.

"WikiLeaks.org is presently under attack," said a message on WikiLeaks' Twitter page, which is believed to be controlled by Julian Assange, the controversial Australian-born founder and chief of the whistle-blowing organization.

WikiLeaks later described the problem as "a cyber attack". In a subsequent message on its Twitter feed, it said the website was back up though some users were having problems accessing it.


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