WIKILEAKS: We’re Under Cyber Attack!

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By Andrew Stiles | 12:34 pm, November 8, 2016

WikiLeaks has been experiencing “unrelenting” cyber attacks over the last 24 hours, the group announced Tuesday on Twitter.

The open secrets organization released yet another batch of emails hacked from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account on Tuesday, but trying to access them often generates an “internal server error” message.

Wikileaks has been criticized for what many see as its efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election by releasing damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The organization has published thousands of emails stolen from Democratic Party officials, but has not released any material hacked from Republican accounts.

Wikileaks has also been accused of colluding with Russia to meddle with the election on behalf of Donald Trump, an accusation that Wikileaks denies.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released a statement on Monday, in which he claimed to “have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing” Podesta’s emails, and denied being motivated by “a personal desire to influence the outcome of the election.”

The U.S. has warned Russia to refrain from efforts to meddle in the presidential election. U.S intelligence officials have said plans are in place to conduct cyber counter-attacks if necessary.