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WIKILEAKS Brought Down By MASSIVE Cyber Attack Amid Release

Press conference for Vault7 Year Zero sabataged

By: Daniel Newton  |@NeonNettle
 on 7th March 2017 @ 2.46pm
 wikileaks live press suffered a massive cyber attack forcing the agency to re schedule © press
Wikileaks Live press suffered a massive cyber attack forcing the agency to re-schedule

The highly anticipated Wikileaks Live press conference which founder, Julian Assange, was set to reveal the 'Vault7 Year Zero' documents has suffered a massive cyber attack forcing the agency to re-schedule.

Wikileaks released highly sensitive CIA documents today claiming it is one of their biggest ever leaks on the intelligence agency.

The express reports: Julian Assange was about to release Wikileaks' latest set of confidential documents at an online press conference from 1pm GMT.

But, the organisation has just tweeted that Mr Assange's social media has come "under attack" and the event will be rescheduled.

One tweet said: "Press conf under attack: Facebook+Periscope video used by WikiLeaks' editor Julian Assange have been attacked. Activating contingency."

A subsequent one added: "NOTICE: As Mr. Assange's Perscipe+Facebook video stream links are under attack his video press conference will be rescheduled."

Press conf under attack: Facebook+Periscope video used by WikiLeaks' editor Julian Assange have been attacked. Activating contingency.

It is not clear who is thought to be behind the alleged attack or when the press conference will now take place.

Commentators expect there to be a series of new releases as the whistleblowing organisation has given the documents the mysterious name "Vault7 Year Zero".

The group, has been teasing the release of more confidential documents.

Over recent weeks speculation has grown as Wikileaks has tweeted about the strange title.

Today, Wikileaks tweeted that it would livestream a press conference at 1pm (GMT), adding: "Today's pending publication contains elements that will be of interest to all tech journalists."

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