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Wikipedia Temporarily Taken Down by DDoS Cyberattack – CCN Markets
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Wikipedia Temporarily Taken Down by DDoS Cyberattack – CCN Markets

Wikipedia had fallen victim to a cyberattack today, with the Wikimedia Foundation calling it a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. | Source: ShutterstockWikipedia had fallen victim to a cyberattack today, with the foundation behind the free online encyclopedia calling it a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.The volunteer-run website was unavailable in multiple countries. Most affected appeared to…

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Wikipedia blames malicious DDOS attack after site goes down across Europe, Middle East
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Wikipedia blames malicious DDOS attack after site goes down across Europe, Middle East

Wikipedia was forced offline in several countries Friday after a cyber attack hit the global encyclopedia. Users across Europe and parts of the Middle East experienced outages shortly before 7pm, BST, according to downdetector.com. Wikimedia’s German Twitter account posted: “The Wikimedia server…is currently being paralysed by a massive and very broad DDOS [distributed denial of…

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Wikipedia Echoes Democrats with ICE ‘Concentration Camp’ Label
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Wikipedia Echoes Democrats with ICE ‘Concentration Camp’ Label

Wikipedia’s list of “concentration and internment camps” was updated two months ago with a section for ICE detention facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border. A month-long discussion has since been closed in support of having the facilities listed on the page based on Democrats including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using the terminology. Under Wikipedia policies, another month-long discussion…

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