WikiLeaks attack escalates

A few hours ago, we reported that cablegate.wikileaks.org was under attack. This attack has shifted its focus onto www.wikileaks.org, which is now being deluged with more than 10 gigabits of traffic per second, causing the site to become unavailable to visitors.

Since our earlier report, cablegate.wikileaks.org has been reconfigured to use a single IP address and is working normally – at least for now. The attackers may have diverted their efforts towards attacking www.wikileaks.org, as this is likely to be the first port of call for many of the site's visitors.

Real-time performance graphs for both sites are available here: