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Wikileaks is back online after a recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which Wikileaks claims to have been caused by a group called “Anti Leaks.”

Wikileaks is back online after a recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which Wikileaks claims to have been caused by a group called “Anti Leaks.”

According to Wikileaks Press, the DDoS attack happened shortly after the site began publishing a hoard of emails obtained from a terrorist forecasting agency called Trapwire.

Following up the DDoS, the people behind Wikileaks tweeted that the attack was “not only intended to prevent secrets from being revealed, but also to maintain a monopoly on influence.”

“Yes, Wikileaks revealed a whole bunch of documents on #Trapwire, no, you can't read them easily, because of the current DDoS attack,” Wikileaks stated in a separate tweet.

In February, Wikileaks started publishing millions of emails relating to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Intelligence Agency.  The emails were reportedly obtained through hacking of the U.S-based intelligence company Statfor.

Julian Assange, Wikileaks’ founder, is currently being housed in Ecuador’s London embassy.  He is accused of rape and assault, and may face extradition to Sweden.  Assange is seeking political asylum with the Ecuadorian, and cannot leave the embassy because he has already breached his terms of bail.

Source: BBC