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WikiLeaks back online after AntiLeaks DDoS attack

The whistle-blower website is back online after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

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A protester stands next to a placard displaying an image of Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian embassy on June 22, 2012 in London, England. Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing website, has sought refuge in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden on allegations of rape and assault. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

WikiLeaks' website is online again after a sustained DDoS attack took the website offline last week. 

A hacker group called AntiLeaks claimed responsibility for overwhelming WikiLeaks with 10 gigabytes per-second of traffic, making the website inaccessible. 

ThreatPost said Cloudfare, a content delivery network that improves website performance and online security, helped the whistle-blower website defend against the attack. 

WikiLeaks recently leaked more Stratfor related files on a US survillance company known as TrapWire, and some are speculating this prompted the AntiLeaks attack. 

On Monday, AntiLeaks supposedly posted this message, once again claiming responsibility for the DDoS attack. 

One Aug. 8, AntiLeaks stated its reasons for targeting WikiLeaks:

"You can call me DietPepsi. I am the leader of AntiLeaks. We are not doing this to call attention to ourselves. We are young adults, citizens of the United States of America and are deeply concerned about the recent developments with Julian Assange and his attempt at aslyum (sic) in Ecuador.

"Assange is the head of a new breed of terrorist. We are doing this as a protest against his attempt to escape justice into Ecuador. This would be a catalyst for many more like him to rise up in his place. We will not stop and they will not stop us."

If it's the first time your hearing this story, here's a refresher:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120814/wikileaks-back-online-after-antileaks-ddos-attac