How to access Wikileaks articles while the site is under DDOS attack?


While Wikileaks website is unreachable due to a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, readers who want to access the “cablegate” material are still able to do it by accessing directly to the following IP address: 213.251.145.96 (Wikileaks home) or 213.251.145.96/cablegate.html (Cablegate direct access)

This site, although not a mirror site like its name could make you think, mirror.wikileaks.info maintains a list of IP addresses and mirror sites: some are down, some are still working.

Other sites like Gonzo Times are also keeping an up-to-date list of several IP addresses and mirror sites, but we need more sites and blogs to relay the information.

And even if direct IP address and mirror sites were all made unreachable, it would still be possible to get the information thanks to Google: the search engine has already indexed more than 2000 pages of the cablegate.wikileaks.org site, and articles can be read from the « Google cache ».

If you type the command «: site:http://cablegate.wikileaks.org » in a Google search box, it will return between 1300 and 2200 results, depending on which Google data center is answering your query, like in the sample below. Just click on “cached” to acces the cached version of the page as it has been recorded in the Google index.

Search Results

  1. Cable Viewer

    1 Dec 2010 Reference ID, Subject, Created, Released, Classification, Origin. 09ANKARA226, ELDERLY AMERICAN SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAN, 2009-02-11
    cablegate.wikileaks.org/origin/68_0.html – Cached
  2. Cable Viewer

    29 Nov 2010 Embassy Buenos Aires Embassy Bucharest Embassy Brussels Embassy Bridgetown Embassy Brasilia Embassy Bishkek Embassy Berlin Embassy Beirut
    cablegate.wikileaks.org/tag/KR_0.html – Cached
  3. Cable Viewer

    Embassy Buenos Aires Embassy Bucharest Embassy Brussels Embassy Bridgetown Embassy Brasilia Embassy Bishkek Embassy Berlin Embassy Beirut Embassy Beijing
    cablegate.wikileaks.org/tag/YI_0.html – Cached
  4. Cable Viewer

    29 Nov 2010 KNNP KDEM KSCA KSPR KWBG KPAL KTFN KCRM KHLS KPAO KTIA KISL KJUS KWMN KZ KDRG KN KS KU KPKO KUNR KCOR KG KHIV KPRP KGHG KMDR KACT KIRF
    cablegate.wikileaks.org/tag/MOPPS_0.html – Cached
  5. Cable Viewer

    2 Dec 2010 Embassy Buenos Aires Embassy Bucharest Embassy Brussels Embassy Bridgetown Embassy Brasilia Embassy Bishkek Embassy Berlin Embassy Beirut
    cablegate.wikileaks.org/tag/KSEC_0.html – Cached

If the goal of the DDoS attack was to make all this material unreachable, it should have targeted Google and other major search engines as well.

I just extracted this one from the Google cache and wanted to share it with you as it is about data privacy and the need to «  demonstrate that the U.S. has strong data privacy measures in place so that robust data sharing comes with robust data protections. »….and Bob’s your uncle !


Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
10BERLIN128 2010-01-29 06:06 2010-11-28 18:06 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Berlin
VZCZCXRO1007
RR RUEHAG RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR
DE RUEHRL #0128/01 0290635
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 290635Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6411
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC
RHEFHLC/HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC
RUCXONI/ONI WASHINGTON DC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
RUEAWJA/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 BERLIN 000128

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR, S/CT, L

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/29/2020
TAGS: PTER KTFN KCRM KHLS ECPS ECON PREL KPAO KTIA
GM
SUBJECT: ACTION REQUEST: OVERCOMING GERMAN DOUBTS ON U.S.
DATA PRIVACY PRACTICES

REF: A. STATE 8403
¶B. 2009 BERLIN 1528
¶C. 2009 BERLIN 1377
¶D. 2009 BERLIN 1167 

Classified By: Robert A. Pollard, Minister-Counselor for Economic Affai
rs, for Reasons 1.4 (b,d).

¶1. (U) This is an action request.

¶2. (C) Embassy Berlin strongly recommends that the Washington
Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) and data privacy
experts currently scheduled to visit Brussels next week also
visit Berlin to discuss TFTP and U.S. data privacy policy
with German officials. Germany is critical to the debate on
data protection issues within the EU and we need to engage
German government interlocutors, parliamentarians and opinion
makers. The exaggerated data privacy views of the current
minority governing partner, the Free Democratic Party (FDP),
have contributed to a domestic discussion that distorts U.S.
policy and is negatively-influencing the European debate.
Embassy believes we will be most successful if we address
German data privacy concerns in a comprehensive way,
including various information sharing programs such as
HSPD-6, TFTP, and Passenger Name Records.

¶3. (C) Germany has become a difficult partner with regards to
security-related information sharing initiatives following
the September 27 national elections, which brought the FDP
into the governing coalition. The FDP sees themselves as
defenders of citizens' privacy rights and these views have
led the FDP to oppose many of Germany's post-9/11
counterterrorism legislative proposals (see reftels). At
times, the FDP's fixation on data privacy and protection
issues looks to have come at the expense of the party forming
responsible views on counterterrorism policy.

¶4. (C) Over the past months, Ambassador Murphy, the DCM, and
other embassy staff have engaged German government
interlocutors, influential parliamentarians and law
enforcement officials to stress the importance of
security-related information sharing initiatives such as
TFTP. However, in these meetings, our German counterparts
consistently raise concerns about U.S. data protection
measures and policy. Furthermore, the German views often
distort and misrepresent U.S. policy. For example, current
Federal Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
(FDP) - who has considerable influence - is particularly
outspoken and does not appear to have (or perhaps want) an
informed view of USG data privacy practices. It is critical
that we aggressively and vocally counter these
misrepresentations of U.S. policy.

¶5. (C) Embassy staff raised the prospect of an inter-agency
experts group visiting Berlin with xxxxx.
xxxxx who is a strong supporter of close U.S.-German
counterterrorism cooperation and information sharing,
welcomed the proposal and believed that skeptics of U.S.
policy in other ministries and Bundestag parliamentarians
would benefit from a comprehensive and factual discussion of
the details of U.S. data protection policy.

¶6. (C) In addition to our request that the Treasury visitors
to Brussels add a Berlin-stop, we strongly recommend that an
inter-agency data privacy experts delegation visit Berlin to
discuss overall U.S. data privacy policy with German
officials. The FDP returned to power after a ten-year foray
in the opposition and key leaders lack experience in the
practical matters of tackling real-world security issues in
the Internet age. In our meetings we have made the point
that countering terrorism in a globalized world, where
terrorists and their supporters use open borders and
information technology to quickly move people and financing,
requires robust international data sharing. We need to also
demonstrate that the U.S. has strong data privacy measures in
place so that robust data sharing comes with robust data
protections.
Murphy

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