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Julian Assange

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks has been taken down by a denial of service attack, the second of its kind this year.

The origin of the attack is unknown, but suspicions have been drawn by recent releases relating to the Olympics, Syria, and private intelligence outfit Stratfor.

From TechWeekEurope:

WikiLeaks has not exposed much on the Olympic Games, so it remains unclear why it would be targeted for coverage of London 2012. At the time of publication, it had not responded to a TechWeekEurope request for comment, although one WikiLeaks supporter said over Twitter that the Olympics reference did not relate to anything Assange’s organisation had done.

“Whilst attention of the world is on [mainstream media] Olympic games coverage, WikiLeaks’ ability to get donations crippled,” the supporter, Robyn C. Jackson, said.

Last month, WikiLeaks started publishing 2.5 million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies. In February, it began releasing more than

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