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WikiLeaks Hit By Powerful Cyber-Attack

• CBS News
The WikiLeaks website says it’s under a forceful Internet-based attack, and the site was inaccessible to some users in U.S. and Europe throughout the morning Tuesday.

The site, which just distributed a trove of U.S. diplomatic documents, said in a Twitter message on Tuesday morning that it’s under a “distributed denial of service attack,” a method commonly used by hackers to slow down or bring down sites.


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