Anti-WikiLeaks hackers claim responsibility for DDoS attack on RT website
The RT.com website went down for more than three hours on Friday morning in a worldwide outage after a massive DDoS attack, and is still experiencing some tech difficulties.
The hacker group calling itself AntiLeaks claimed responsibility for the attack.
“Yes. We are behind the DDoS attack on #RT_com,” AntiLeaks wrote on Twitter.
claimed responsibility for targeting WikiLeaks. They called Julian Assange
“a new breed of terrorist”
and said they launch the attack in response to his attempt to seek asylum in Ecuador.
The attack coincided with WikiLeaks’ release of a new portion of emails allegedly acquired by the hacktivist group Anonymous from the server of consulting firm Stratfor. The batch concerns the supposed existence of a US-based system called TrapWire, which allegedly collects images from surveillance cameras across America and uses them to track people for possible threats.