Wikileaks website back online after DDoS cyber-attack
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 16/08/2012 14:03
The whistle-blowing website Wikileaks is back online after being disrupted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for more than a week.
The website said it had been flooded with 10 gigabits per second of traffic, making it slow and unresponsive.
DDoS attacks work by overwhelming websites, clogging network connections and making servers unavailable.