Amazon Web Services pulls plug on Wikileaks servers

December 2, 2010 No Comments

Cloud computing provider removes controversial leaks site’s servers from EC2 platform in face of US government pressure

Amazon Web Services has pulled whistle blower web site Wikileaks from its infrastructure-as-a-service platform following pressure from the US government.

Earlier this week, the controversial site moved its servers to AWS’s Elastic Compute (EC2) public cloud service. The move came after Wikileaks suffered a number of distributed denial of service attacks against its previous web hosting platform, Sweden-based PRQ.

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