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WikiLeaks posted in a Twitter message on Tuesday that it was under a new cyber attack after a similar incident took place on Saturday just before the website started to release secret US diplomatic cables.
The controversial founder of Wikileaks has announced that his website's next target will be a major US bank, while government officials in Ecuador have offered him a safe haven in the face of ongoing and possible future legal issues.
A computer hacker temporarily took down the Wikileaks website on Sunday as 250,000 US diplomatic cables were released on the site.
More than a quarter of a million secret US government cables and other documents were published Sunday by the website WikiLeaks in what they are calling "the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain."
In a short message posted Monday to its Twitter followers, whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks said it was planning to release three million classified documents in the "coming months."
According to a spokesman with the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks, the company has registered in media-friendly Iceland its first known legal entity -- a business that currently has no ongoing activity.
The United States says it is defending its record probing civilian deaths and abuse in Iraq after leaked secret documents depicting graphic disclosures triggered concern from around the world.
WikiLeaks decided to go ahead and spill out hundreds of thousands of US military documents on Saturday.
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