Posts Tagged ‘Wikileaks’

The Internet Goes to War

If you weren’t paying attention last week, the Internet has gone to war. ABC News proclaimed  “Welcome to Infowar, Version 1.0”. Fox warned of the “growing data war”. And the Guardian provided minute by minute coverage on the opening salvos of this first “Internet-wide Cyber War”. Of course, all of the above headlines refer to […]

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 my 2-4 Gbps estimate for the first round of attacks […]

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, Speigel, Guardian & NYT will publish many US embassy cables […]