WikiLeaks has been struggling to fend off a DDoS attack ever since it started leaking secret embassy cables, and now it lost one more ally: its DNS services provider, EveryDNS.net.
According to a statement from EveryDNS.net, the services were terminated as the DDoS attack on WikiLeaks started to be a threat to the service itself and its other users.
“EveryDNS.net provided domain name system (DNS) services to the wikileaks.org domain name until 10PM EST, December 2, 2010, when such services were terminated (…) The interference at issues arises from the fact that wikileaks.org has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites,” the statement read.
This has effectively wiped WikiLeaks off the internet, which is now completely inaccessible. WikiLeaks has confirmed this on its Twitter account, putting emphasis on the fact that EveryDNS.net is a U.S. company. “WikiLeaks,org domain killed by US everydns.net after claimed mass attacks,” the tweet read