WikiLeaks Jumps to Swiss Server After Cyber Attacks

WikiLeaks, the website that publishes confidential documents, jumped to a Swiss domain name after hackers attacked its American domain.

The attacks prompted the American domain name provider, EveryDNS, to withdraw service, The Associated Press said.

" has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the infrastructure," EveryDNS said in a statement.

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WikiLeaks confirmed the move in a tweet.

" domain killed by US after claimed mass attacks," the tweet said.

It was not clear where the alleged attacks were coming from. WikiLeaks can now be found at

WikiLeaks has faced intense criticism in recent months after publishing confidential documents about the war in Afghanistan and U.S. relations with Pakistan.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the leaks put "people's lives in danger."

Earlier this week, WikiLeaks' Swedish server host said it was hit by a cyber attack just before the site published thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic messages.