Wikileaks.org and some of its attendant sites have been DDOSed, according to Softpedia.
A group identifying itself on Twitter as AntiLeaks is taking credit for taking down Wikileaks.org on August 3, and it still appears to be down today.
Wikleaks tweeted that they were investigating.
In taking credit, AntiLeaks announced that wikileaks.org was “tango down”. AntiLeak tweeted:
“You can call me DietPepsi. I am the leader of AntiLeaks. We are not doing this to call attention to ourselves. We are young adults, citizens of the United States of America and are deeply concerned about the recent developments with Julian Assange and his attempt at asylum in Ecuador,” he wrote.
“Assange is the head of a new breed of terrorist. We are doing this as a protest against his attempt to escape justice into Ecuador. This would be a catalyst for many more like him to rise up in his place. We will not stop and they will not stop us,” he added.
WikiLeaks has responded with a call for donations from its supporters to allegedly help against attacks.
Other sites also affected by DDOS attacks were WL Central, Justice for Assange, FDNN and Cabledrum. Only Wikileaks and Cabledrum are still down.
Wikileaks has a mirror site up in the meantime.
Over the Easter weekend, Anonymous is alleged to have attacked British and Chinese websites.
500 Chinese websites were defaced.and British government websites were also hit. The Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Number 10 Downing Street sites were disrupted on Saturday night by denial of service attacks, which flooded the websites with more traffic than they could handle.
Anonymous described the reasons for the attacks as in protest of ACTA and against the UK-US extradition treaty. Said treaty may result in British hackers being extradited to the US for their alleged crimes.
Anonymous claims they will continue attacks each weekend on British sites.