Wikileaks has been hit by a second distributed denial of service attack. The renewed DDoS attack followed attempts to knock the site off the web on Sunday night as it prepared to release the controversial hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables.
According to The Register, the site confirmed the latest attack on its Twitter feed Tuesday afternoon. Analysis of the first attack by experts Arbor Networks shows that the attack threw a relatively modest 2-4Gbps at the site for several hours. Modest by the standards of other similar attacks this year, it was severe enough for Wikileaks to move its systems back into Amazon’s cloud infrastructure to seek shelter from the onslaught.