Whistleblower websiteÂ WikiLeaks has been kicked off Amazon.comâ€™s U.S. servers after moving its operations just a day ago.
The move by Amazon comes after questioning from U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, the chairman of the House Security Committee.
â€œThis morning Amazon informed my staff that it has ceased to host theWikileaks website,â€ Sen. Lieberman said inÂ a statement.
â€œI wish that Amazon had taken this action earlier based on Wikileaksâ€™ previous publication of classified material. The companyâ€™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.â€
WikiLeaks has been the center of attention this week due to itsÂ release of more than 250,000 sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables. As a result, the U.S. government has been stepping up pressure against the website, which has also been the targetÂ of multiple distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
Yesterday, in an attempt to thwart the DDoS attacks, WikiLeaks moved its operations from its Swedish servers to Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giantâ€™s cloud computing and hosting platform. That didnâ€™t even last for a day though; the whistleblower website is once again hosted on its Swedish servers.
Amazon isnâ€™t saying why it kicked WikiLeaks to the curb. While it could have been to protect its servers from inevitable DDoS attacks, we suspect pressure from the U.S. government probably had something to do with it.
Thatâ€™s not the only problem plaguing it, either. Yesterday, founder Julian Assange wasÂ placed on Interpolâ€™s wanted list for sex crimesÂ heâ€™s accused of committing in Sweden.