File sharing Web site Pastebin was taken down by a denial of service attack earlier this week.

"The site, which allows users to anonymously upload (potentially large) documents and share them, has become a favourite resource for hacktivists from Anonymous and elsewhere over recent months," writes The Register's John Leyden. "Anonymous uses Pastebin to upload data dumps and to post announcements of planned operations."

"Pastebin confirmed the attack on Tuesday, via its official Twitter account, but without providing any clues about possible suspects or motives," Leyden writes.

Go to "Pastebin on the mend after DDoS battering" to read the details.

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