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Wikileaks gets booted off Amazon

Hey you, get off of my cloud.
Thu Dec 02 2010, 09:42

ONLINE WHISTLEBLOWER WEBSITE Wikileaks has been booted out of the Amazon cloud after hiding there to avoid denial of service (DoS) attacks.

Earlier this week we said that the outfit had moved to Amazon after it had been hit by a denial of service attack. While some ISPs could not handle the traffic, Amazon's cloud was seen as a bit stronger.

It seems that the US government is not too happy about the release of these confidential documents and has been putting a lot of pressure on the website.

According to Digital Trends US Senator Joe Lieberman, the chairman of the House Security Committee, questioned Amazon.com about its involvement with Wikileaks.

He said that he wished Amazon had booted Wikileaks off its cloud a lot quicker.

Lieberman said that Amazon's censorship should set the standard for other companies WikiLeaks is using to distribute its "illegally seized" material.

Amazon web services booted Wikileaks off. So far no official reason for Amazon dropping WikiLeaks has been given.

According to nslookup and whois, Wikileaks is now hosted at servers in France and Sweden, at 91.121.133.41 and 46.59.1.2, respectively, which presumably are out of the immediate reach of the US government. µ

 

 

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