A large-scale and prolonged DDoS attack which caused outages in Europe and internationally for Wikipedia on Friday 6 evening into Saturday 7th September. The Wikimedia Foundation running Wikipedia site condemned the attack saying it wanted to protect the “fundamental right” for people to be able to “freely access and share information”.
News of the Wikipedia downtime was shared on Twitter:
Wikipedia has been experiencing intermittent outages today as a result of a malicious attack. We're continuing to work on restoring access. #wikipediadown
— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) September 7, 2019