Stockholm: If you were trying to access WikiLeaks till some time ago (approx:1500 IST) you would have failed as the site went offline with American domain name system provider, EveryDNS, withdrawing service to the wikileaks.org name. The service provider claimed that the whistle-blower website had once again become the target of hacker attacks that were threatening to overwhelm its network.
The WikiLeaks Twitter account took some time to respond to the outage, but finally issued a statement stating, "WikiLeaks,org domain killed by US everydns.net after claimed mass attacks."
This particular outage meant that the Wikileaks.org domain name was down worldwide.
An EveryDNS statement said it had dropped the website late Thursday.
"Wikileaks.org has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure," it said in a statement.
EveryDNS provides access to some 500,000 websites.