The access to the “massive leak” of U.S. cables and Chinese news articles covering the leak by WikiLeaks have been blocked since Monday by The Great Firewall of China. “China takes note of the government reports. We hope the U.S. side will handle the relevant issues,” Hong Lei, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, said at a Beijing news conference on Tuesday. “As for the content of the documents, we’ll not comment on that.”
The ban comes as WikiLeaks struggles to keep their site functional. The site has been under a heavy DDoS attack since Sunday. “DDOS attack now exceeding 10 gigabits a second,” wrote a company official on the Wikileaks twitter account today.
Wikileaks has decided to move their operation to Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing platform. Amazon hosts a variety of big corporations’ data and is headquarted in the United States. However, not all Amazons’s servers are based in the U.S. and wikileaks is taking advantage of its cloud power.
WikiLeaks spokesperson, Julian Assange, said in an interview with Forbes magazine that the organization’s next target will be a major American bank in early 2011. “We’ve one related to a bank coming up, that’s a megaleak. It’s not as big a scale as the Iraq material, but it’s either tens or hundreds of thousands of documents depending on how you define it,” said Assange.