Month: November 2010

Round 2: DDoS Versus Wikileaks

In the second round of what may possibly be a protracted Internet skirmish, a denial of service attack briefly blocked access to the cablegate.wikileaks.org web site this morning around 8:00 am EST. On twitter, Wikileaks pegged the DDoS as exceeding 10 Gbps (significantly larger than […]

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Wikileaks Cablegate Attack

Yesterday morning, a DDoS attack temporarily disrupted traffic to Wikileaks hours ahead of the “Cablegate” release of leaked US documents. Wikileaks announced the outage on a Facebook update and Twitter post around 11:00am EST while simultaneously derogating the attack and insisting “El Pais, Le Monde, […]

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Attack Severs Burma Internet

Back in 2007, the Burmese government reportedly severed the country’s Internet links in a crackdown over growing political unrest. Yesterday, Burma once again fell off the Internet. Over the last several days, a rapidly escalating, large-scale DDoS has targeted Burma’s main Internet provider, the Ministry […]

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