As the transparency website announced the release of new messages hacked form the Democratic National Committee (DNC), they put out a statement on social media early this morning:
Online traffic indicators suggest that Twitter also experienced issues early this morning, though it is unknown whether their loss of service coincides with the problems faced by WikiLeaks. As time went on, WikiLeaks put up a follow-up announcement:
As of now, WikiLeaks is operational, though it is currently unknown where the DDoS attack came from, or the extent of any damage it might have caused.
The Independent noted that there have already been a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding the temporary outage. Some have suggested that the cyberattack was a last-ditch effort to shield Hillary Clinton from any more problematic or embarrassing emails they publish today.
One of the most intriguing revelations from today’s email dump is that the DNC sent CNN a number of questions they recommend the network ask while interviewing Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
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