I'm not sure it makes sense for me to continue to post on this topic since mainstream media is now reporting on the attacks continuously. I wish I was at the ICANN meeting underway in Cartagena to hear the banter on this topic. ICANN is the governing body of the DNS.
According to Reuters, the attacks against WikiLeaks perceived enemies continue to increase. I get a Google Alert on denial of service attacks and the list of articles today is the longest I have ever seen.
Reuters also has a layman's guide to how these attacks are so easy to carry out: Factbox: How cyber activists bring down a website. This is a very unsophisicated attack yet it is meeting with notable success, taking down the Swedish government website and even Sarah Palin. This has to be the first and only time both Sweden and Sarah have been attacked by the same group.
So far we don't have any power grids going down and most of the sites attacked have been able to recover relatively quickly. So I think I will retire this topic for the time being.