Wikileaks website attacked; millions of files to be released tonight
Sunday, November 28, 2010
|The material that we are about to release covers essentially every major issue in every country in the world.|
Wikileaks' website is reportedly under attack as it prepares to release up to 2.7 million documents, described as "diplomatic dynamite", detailing communication between United States embassies. "We are currently under a mass ," the organisation said on its Twitter feed. The website, run by Julian Assange, retaliated by saying that even if their website goes down, several newspapers will publish the leaked files this evening.
Assange told reporters on Sunday: "The material that we are about to release covers essentially every major issue in every country in the world." Wikileaks confirmed that, , , , and will be publishing the documents this evening. "The greatest anxiety is that these leaks will reveal remarks [by U.S. diplomats] of a hostile nature towards various Islamic leaders and Islamic state policies," political analyst Peter Spencer said. Analysts have said that the letter to Obama reflects the U.S. administration's concern over possible publication of the files, which may contain opinions of other politicians, some of which may be candid and embarrassing.
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- "Wikileaks to release thousands of secret documents; 'international embarrassment' likely" — Wikinews, November 27, 2010
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- Alison Chung. "WikiLeaks Claim: 'We're Under Cyber Attack'" — , November 28, 2010
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