WikiLeaks.org went back online late Monday after a private company stepped in to help the doument-sharing site, which had been offline for more than a week as the result of a massive distributed denial-of- service (DDoS) attack.
CloudFlare, a Web performance and security company, said it stepped into help after seeing WikiLeaks' request for help on Twitter.
An individual or group identifying itself as "Anti Leaks" has taken credit for the outage, which has also knocked out many WikiLeaks mirror sites.
Hacker group Anonymous, behind many of the DDoS attacks on government websites in the past, including the CIA, and which posted the hacked emails of law enforcement officials, said on one of its blogs:
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