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'Malicious Attack' on Wikipedia, denial of services, goes offline in many countries

World's biggest referencing site, Wikipedia suffered a malicious attack due to massive onslaught of demand, which led to the slowing of services and knocking them offline. There is a massive Distributed Denial of Services ( DDoS) worldwide. Due to the legions of zombie computers which are infected with a virus, which when visiting the site leads to DDoS. Recently, similar cyber attacks happened to Twitter, Facebook and Google.