Wikileaks is now hosted by Amazon after massive DDoS attack UPDATED

first_imgWhen Wikileaks spilled thousands of confidential diplomatic cables to the world last week, they made themselves a few more enemies, not just in Washington, but in the capitols of many cities in the rest of the world. Retaliation came swiftly, not by way of a surgical execution squad, but rather by a massive DDOS (or distributed denial of service) attack, which through upwards of 10 gigabits per second at Wikileaks’ Swedish host.That’s a lot of traffic, and it has all the hallmarks of a government-led attack. In fact, the DDoS attack on Wikileaks’ homepage was so massive in scope that it successfully knocked the leak site off of the Internet, and forcing the host to discontinue ioperation of the site.AdChoices广告You simply can’t keep a site like Wikileaks down for the count, though. Wikileaks is now back up, speedier than ever, thanks to Amazon.Yep, Amazon is now hosting Wikileaks thanks to their Amazon‘s incredible and elastic cloud-hosting service, S3.The hope is that Amazon’s cloud-hosting service will be able to scale better to meet the massive DDoS attacks that will not only be ongoing against the leak site, but are likely to ramp up as Wikileaks makes itself more enemies. I just wonder how long Amazon will be happy to play host to such a notorious site.Read more at ArsUpdate: And just as quickly Wikileaks is off of Amazon. The official Wikileaks Twitter account posted twice regarding the change.First:WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free–fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe. And then:If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books.last_img