WikiLeaks Was Submitted to Electronic Disruption
So much did WikiLeaks annoy the U.S. top authorities that some representatives were driven to ask president Obama to place the site among the terrorist threats.
The attack today comes after the attempt on Sunday to disrupt the DDOS (distributed denial of service) at the time the site was uploading the cable documents.
This kind of attack is conducted through flooding the site in question with an enormous amount of data request.
However, the site recovered quickly after the attack on Sunday and was able to publish away the diplomatic cables, which is considered the largest ever release of classified diplomatic information.
The publication of the documents drew hard criticism from countries all over the world and forced American authorities to apologize.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy was one of the first to condemn the publication of these documents. His spokesman said on television that WikiLeaks has proven totally irresponsible by doing that.
The reaction was triggered by a description of president Sarkozy, which is viewed in the diplomatic world as “an activist of the international scene, with an eye for grabbing attention and credit.”
Hillary Clinton is setting out for an Asian trip where she is expected to meet several counterparts and she said she would continue to explain them the situation.
Japanese Foreign Ministry has qualified the release as a “criminal act.”
The Turkish authorities however played down the significance of the cable release.11