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WikiLeaks mocked after apparent address takeover

Looks like OurMine commandeered WikiLeaks’s web address on Thursday. 

Though WikiLeaks appears back to normal, typing “” into your browser earlier on Thursday sent you to a black page with “OURMINE” written in huge red and white lettering. 

“Remember when you challenged us to hack you?” the text asks WikiLeaks. “#WikileaksHack let’s get it trending on twitter!” 

OurMine appears to have responded to a hacking challenge by coopting some Domain Name Servers, redirecting WikiLeaks traffic to the page of their choice. WikiLeaks has taken pains to say that their servers weren’t compromised, which would be a more significant security concern for them.

They haven’t, however, responded to multiple requests for comment. 

OurMine, a group that infamously hacked social media accounts belonging to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has also not responded to a request for comment. 

Other than for shits and giggles, it’s not clear why OurMine bothered to “hack” WikiLeaks. They’ve built their name on this kind of high profile “hack,” and the redirected page linked back to OurMine’s own, which offers security services for a price. 

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