Stockholm: Hackers forced the Swedish government`s website offline for several hours on Thursday in a cyber attack in support of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, a report said.
The Aftonbladet daily said the government`s official website, http://www.regeringen.se/ , was offline for a few hours overnight to Thursday, publishing a screen shot which showed the server could not be reached. The site was working normally again later in the day.
Government spokeswoman Mari Ternbo told a news agency the government did not comment security matters and could not confirm the cyber attack had taken place.
Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, is being detained in London pending a hearing on extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over rape allegations.