In one of the leaked emails, the former Clinton Foundation fundraiser Doug Band was slamming Chelsea Clinton for allegedly using the funds from the Clinton Foundation to pay for her wedding.
Early Monday morning WikiLeaks was targeted by a massive DDoS attack a few hours after the publishing of the DNCLeak2. The organization announced the attack via Twitter that shortly after it has released the DNC emails.
Our email publication servers are under a targeted DoS attack since releasing #DNCLeak2
Evidently, someone disagreed the Wikileak’s decision of releasing this trove of email before the presidential election.
Below the message posted by WikiLeaks on its Facebook page:“WikileaksUpdate: We are still under a DoS attack on our e-mail publication servers and it appears that Twitter is down as well, we are unable to confirm if this is an attack on twitter at this time.“
Wikileaks was not the unique website that reported an outage, also Twitter went down for at least 30 minutes, but the two events appear to be uncorrelated.
Users on the Internet immediately linked the two incidents speculating a censorship activity operated by the US Government.
“Twitter went down because Wikileaks released #DNCleak2 It has begun! They are trying to suppress the truth from coming out!!!,” a Twitter user said.
“So Twitter was down due to the #DNCLeak2 released by @wikileaks – we should be worried, global censorship is heading our way,” another user said.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.