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Wikipedia knocked offline in Europe after 'malicious attack'

Marcus Gilmer
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A large scale "malicious attack" has knocked out access to Wikipedia across parts of Europe and the Middle East, according to multiple reports and the Wikimedia Foundation. 

Wikipedia has been experiencing intermittent outages today as a result of a malicious attack. We're continuing to work on restoring access#wikipediadown

— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) September 7, 2019

According to Wikimedia, the attacks began Friday and have continued through the weekend. In a statement, the foundation condemned the attack and said it was carried out by "'bad faith' actors." 

Late Friday, Wikimedia's German account confirmed the site was experiencing a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack affecting accessibility in that country. Read more...

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