Wikileaks back up after attacks
Wikileaks‘ website is up again after over a week of denial of service attacks, though as of this writing I’m still seeing errors on the site. On its Twitter account Wikileaks credited CloudFlare, a company that provides a web security service, for helping the organization get its site back online.
Earlier this month Wikileaks resumed publishing e-mails acquired (yes, illegally) by the hacktivist group Anonymous from the private intelligence firm Stratfor Global Intelligence. The latest batch concern Trapwire, the sinister sounding surveillance product from private company called Abraxis. Trapwire collects video and other surveillance from multiple sources in a central location for analysis using facial recognition algorithms and other techniques.
Since around the time of the publication of the Trapwire e-mails the Wikileaks site has been bombarded by DOS attacks. A group calling itself Antileaks is taking credit and claims its actions were not motivated by the Trapwire e-mails specifically.