WikiLeaks Victimized By Cyber Attack After Releasing Turkish Coup Documents

July 22, 2016

On July 18, 2016, WikiLeaks tweeted that it was under ongoing cyber attack. The attack came after an announcement by WikiLeaks that it planned to release 300,000 emails and 500,000 documents pertaining to the failed coup in Turkey. While WikiLeaks said it was not sure where the attack was coming from, it suspected that a “Turkish state power faction or its allies” was behind it. There have been some conflicting reports about the Turkish government blocking social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube during the attempted coup.

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Source: Nakedsecurity.sophos.com, July 19, 2016.