Moneybookers.com taken down by DDoS attacks

Moneybookers.com is the latest site to be taken down by the ongoing WikiLeaks-related attacks.

The attack was organised to start at 09:20 GMT on Friday, but did not appear to have any immediate impact; however, the site eventually succumbed shortly after 11:00.

This latest attack was announced in advance on Operation Payback's Twitter stream. Moneybookers had previously collected WikiLeaks donations, but closed down their account after WikiLeaks was put on an official US watchlist and an Australian government blacklist.

Real-time performance graphs for www.moneybookers.com and several other sites involved in the WikiLeaks attacks can be monitored at http://uptime.netcraft.com/perf/reports/performance/wikileaks