Xelios writes: Shortly before the release of the next big bombshell from WikiLeaks, the organization's Twitter feed has just announced that the site is being hit by "a mass distributed denial of service attack". Response from wikileaks.org is currently sporadic at best, however the Twitter feed also claims that "El Pais, Le Monde, Speigel, Guardian & NYT will publish many US embassy cables tonight, even if WikiLeaks goes down".
Xelios writes: DivX announced today that it will be shutting down its high-quality video sharing site, Stage6, on February 28.
So why are we shutting the service down? Well, the short answer is that the continued operation of Stage6 is a very expensive enterprise that requires an enormous amount of attention and resources that we are not in a position to continue to provide. There are a lot of other details involved, but at the end of the day its really as simple as that.
The news comes after the former CEO of DivX stepped down last year to head Stage6, which was to become a seperate company, and the still ongoing legal battle with UMG.
Xelios writes: Looks like an attack is underway against Stage6. The user database has been cracked, copied and posted as a downloadable plain-text file containing email addresses and passwords. A blog has also been posted on Stage6 by the attackers.