The whistle blowing website Wikileaks has been under a constant DDoS attack since the 3rd of August. Visitors to the site are experiencing slow load times or failure of the site to load at all.
A DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack is an overload of a website being ‘asked’ for information. In the case of Wikileaks it is being ‘asked’ at a rate of 10 gigabits per second from fake traffic.
The amount of information being sent and requested from the site is much more than the usual DDoS attack which has recently been seen affecting websites.