That relationship lasted about two days. Amazon.com dropped WikiLeaks from its servers today, stopping the organization from using the company’s computers to help distribute classified documents.
WikiLeaks started to use Amazon.com after coming under a series of cyber attacks. Amazon’s vast bank of computers can be rented on a self-service basis to meet surges in traffic, not to get all nerdy on you.
More than 250,000 government cables hit the web on Sunday, ranging from the U.S. government’s spying efforts to caddy comments on world leaders.
Sen. Joe Lieberman has been questioning Amazon about its ties to the controversial site and applauded their decision. "The company's decision to cut off Wikileaks now is the right decision and should set the standard for other companies Wikileaks is using to distribute its illegally seized material," he said in a statement.
WikiLeaks, which founded by Aussie Julian Assange, was unavailable for several hours before it moved back to its previous Swedish host, Bahnhof.