Controversial media organization Wikileaks has evaded online attacks by shifting to cloud computing services, according to a report in the Guardian.

The attacks came after Wikileaks released a collection of confidential U.S. government documents to the public, in what some have suggested is a serious security breach.

Following the release of the secret documents, the organization's online presence came under attack from hackers. The attempt to disable the website forced Wikileaks to employ a more secure solution, which the organization found in the cloud.

According to the Guardian, Wikileaks turned to an international cloud computing service provider to host its files. The provider is an American company, but the most recently leaked U.S. documents are being kept on servers located in France, in what may be an attempt to avoid U.S. legal jurisdiction.

Established in 2006, Wikileaks claims its aim is to bring important news and information to the public. The organization recently publicized more than 250,000 confidential cables originating at U.S. embassies worldwide.