Anonymous used distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) to take Amazon's website offline as part of "Operation Payback
Many of the State Department cables are akin to teenage diary entries one might see scrawled on a high school bathroom wall. This is not news. This is not important. This is an episode of Desperate Housewives, but with less attractive characters.
The WikiLeaks Twitter account (@WikiLeaks) initially took a while to respond to the outage, but finally spoke up, stating
While the leaked cables may have precipitated setbacks for the United States, ultimately it could be the frenzy of false claims about the U.S. government and its response that most impedes the US abroad.