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Submission + - Wikileaks loses DNS

An anonymous reader writes: EveryDNS has terminated Wikileaks' DNS access, citing multiple massive DDOS attacks that interfere with their other customers. Wikileaks is still available via IP address for the moment, although that could get hairy if they lose another hosting provider. You will remember that Amazon terminated Wikileaks' account after pressure from Congress, denying "post hoc, ergo proctor hoc" by pointing to their terms of service.
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Submission + - Chinese Human Rights Orgs hit by DDoS (pcworld.com)

Oxford_Comma_Lover writes: IDG News Service is reporting that several human rights orgs focusing on china have been hit by DDoS attacks this weekend, including Chinese Human Rights Defenders and Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch. The latter works on issues of mental persecution (dissidents being thrown into mental hospitals where they were forced onto medication or beaten with electric batons) and eminent-domain type problems (seizure of farmland or urban land without remuneration when the government is working on a project). A human rights org isn't a classic DDoS target because they don't have a lot of money to extort; anyone want to be this is related to the Google hack last week?

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