Consortium News Target of a Malware Attack as Twitter Takes Down Assange Support Group’s Account, by Elizabeth Los

An unlikely series of coincidences is afflicting Consortium News and Julian Assange-linked accounts on Twitter. From Elizabeth Vos at consortiumnews.com:

Consortium News was under attack on Monday, days after the premiere episode of the outlet’s live-streamed show, CN Live! The malicious attempt to shut down the website, according to the site’s web host, followed on the heels of the suspension of pro-Assange account Unity4J from Twitter.

Consortium News wrote via Twitter on Monday regarding the cyberattack:

“Our website is completely down. Our media host said we have been attacked by malware. They actually tried to blame ‘the Russians’! Every article published since 2011 now gets a 404 Not Found. They are working on it. Problem started slowly on Friday first day of CN Live!”

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