Whistle-blower site Wikileaks has shut down – although it hopes to re-open as soon as it gets the funding to keep going.
The sire, which has been instrumental in exposing corruption since its launch in August 2007, has run out of money to keep the operation afloat.
A message the displays if users try to access the site, reads:
"To concentrate on raising the funds necessary to keep us alive into 2010, we have reluctantly suspended all other operations, but will be back soon.
"We have received hundreds of thousands of pages from corrupt banks, the US detainee system, the Iraq war, China, the UN and many others that we do not currently have the resources to release."
The site is a non-profit organisation, but costs about $600 000.00 per year to run, which includes staff costs.
Wikileaks has won awards for helping to keep governments and big business honest.