On Monday July 18th, WikiLeaks tweeted about that they are going through a sustained attack on their infrastructure. All this start happening has after they announced to release a trove of documents detailing the Turkey’s political power structure.
WikiLeaks is best known for its release of classified government and military documents. Earlier on Monday it said that they are preparing to release 300,000 emails and 500,000 documents related to the failed coup operation in Turkey.
According to WikiLeaks, they suggest that the Turkish government is behind the attack on their organization. Furthermore, they said “We are unsure of the true origin of the attack. The timing suggests a Turkish state power faction or its allies”. In a subsequent tweet “We will prevail & publish”.
During the attempted coup in Turkey, it has been reported that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube was blocked. But many residents appear to have gotten around the blocks, posting messages and videos, likely using VPNs or other anonymizing services.