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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The WikiLeaks website said it came under a forceful Internet-based attack Tuesday morning, making it inaccessible for hours to users in Europe and the United States.
The site appears to have recovered from the attack with the help of Amazon.com Inc.'s U.S.-based server-for-rent service.
Late Tuesday morning, web traffic to the site was handled by Amazon Web Services.
The site, which distributed a trove of U.S. diplomatic documents Sunday, said in a Twitter message that it was under a "distributed denial of service attack," a method commonly used by hackers to slow
Originally posted by CX
Sky are just reporting breaking news that the US state department has "cut off the database of cables from one classified government network".
Not sure exactly what that means, so if anyone can clarify to a non techy person i'd be most gratefull.