WikiLeaks became the talk of the town a few days before because of large amounts of confidential data which it released regarding the US. These Data provoked many controversies around the world.
WikiLeaks became a target of many DoS attacks after that and it became extremely difficult for their DNS provider to manage all those attacks and they decided to withdrew their service for WikiLeaks.
The US-based provider, EveryDNS.net, took the controversial site offline earlier today, claiming that the constant hacking attacks were so powerful that they were damaging its other customers.
The California-based company’s terms and conditions state that “members shall not interfere with another member’s use and enjoyment of the service”. It hosts more than 500,000 sites around the world.
As a result of this, wikileaks.org is down however you can reach it by typing the IP address but if you tried reaching it through the .org domain name or through search engines, it would be a failure.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the development was an example of the “privatisation of state censorship” in the US and is a “serious problem”.
“These attacks will not stop our mission, but should be setting off alarm bells about the rule of law in the United States,” he warned, according to the Guardian.
WikiLeaks has released a file that it dubbed its “insurance policy”. The file is encrypted with a code that is so strong it is deemed impossible to break.
It is said to be planning to release a key that unlocks the files if anything happens to the site or its founder, Julian Assange.
The latest move follows Amazon’s decision to drop WikiLeaks from its servers following political pressure.
The company was originally hosting the site and giving it memory to share its database.
Its decision to drop the site earlier this week was praised by US Senator Joe Lieberman, who said it should “set the standard” for companies being used to distribute “illegally seized material”.
So WikiLeaks now switched to a new address wikileaks.ch and turned to a Swedish host, Bahnhof.
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