WikiLeaks’ Online Presence Imperiled By Attacks
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WikiLeaks struggled to stay online Friday as governments and hackers hounded the organization across the Internet, trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public.
Like a fugitive moving from house to house, WikiLeaks was forced to change the name of its Web site after a U.S. company stopped directing traffic to wikileaks.org. French officials then moved to oust it from its new home. “The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops,” tweeted John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the online free-speech advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation. His message was reposted by WikiLeaks to its 300,000-odd followers.
Legal pressure increased on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange after Swedish authorities cleared an obstacle to his arrest by revising an arrest warrant in response to procedural questions from British officials.
Assange’s lawyer said that he is in the U.K. but she hadn’t received a warrant by Friday afternoon.