Controversial whistleblowing website Wikileaks has moved to Amazons's EC2 servers after being hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack on Sunday.
Amazon's Elastic Cloud Computing service allows business to host their websites and platforms on Amazon servers.
But according to The Guardian, Amazon is hosting only a part of the Wikileaks websites. The newspaper suggests that the recently released Cablegate documents, containing confidential cables exchanged between Washington and US embassies around the world, are in fact hosted in France.
Amazon, being an American company, could well be threatened by the US government to stop hosting Wikileaks as it is deemed to harm US interests.
In related news, a hacktivist going by the name of Jester has taken responsibility of the DDOS attack on Wikileaks.
In a Twitter post, the hacker said: “www.wikileaks.org – TANGO DOWN – for attempting to endanger the lives of our troops, ‘other assets’ & foreign relations #wikileaks #fail”