Did the U.S. Government Attack WikiLeaks?

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Nov 29, 2010 8:25 AM
It's astonishing that WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is not scuttled away with some military drone or remote CIA operation. The U.S. government may have struck back in some way, however, after WikiLeaks reported a massive denial of service attack. That doesn't really matter  — Spain's El Pais, France's Le Monde, Germany's Der Spiegel, Britain's Guardian newspaper and The New York Times vowed to publish the documents anyway. But the denial of service attack might indicate that our government is seeking to fight back in some way.

It will be hard to tell exactly what involvement our government may have had given the nature of the attacks. ABC:
In a typical denial-of-service attack, remote computers commandeered by rogue programs bombard a website with so many data packets that it becomes overwhelmed and unavailable to visitors. Pinpointing the culprits is impossible because the Internet's structure does not allow for the tracing back of the data packets used in such attacks, computer security expert Bruce Schneier told The Associated Press on Sunday.