The website Wikileaks has certainly earned the wrath of some major international governments and corporations: the US, Chinese, Saudis,and even Bank of America to name a few. So it is not surprising that on December 1, 2010 we find the site ‘unavailable’. According to Geek.com, a DDoS attack has crippled the site, but a possible rescuer maybe Amazon. Wikileaks is now hosted by Amazon after massive DDoS attacks questions who has the ability to inflict such a massive attack, and how long Amazon wants to be in the thick of controversies.
The issue of censorship needs to be addressed if in fact a government blocked the site, and takes the issue to a whole different level. Can a government censor not only sites in their own country, but also globally? Since Wikileaks was hosted in Sweden, will the World tolerate other nations shutting down the site? These questions should be debated once the mystery is solved– Who shut down Wikileaks?