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Wikileaks Insurance File

Wikileaks Insurance File - Julian Assange apparently has a back-up plan if WikiLeaks gets taken down.

The secretive Australian who has been in hiding to avoid rape charges in Sweden, as well as any shadowy assassins who may want to rub him out, had a massive "doomsday file" posted online which may contain all of the leaked documents in unredacted form.

A file named insurance.aes256, which was posted in July, is more than a gigabyte in size and encrypted with a 256-digit key, according to Fox News.

"Julian's a smart guy and this is an interesting tactic," said Ben Laurie, a London-based computer security expert who has advised WikiLeaks. "He will hope it deters anyone from acting against him."

Assange spoke of the mystery file earlier this year, noting that it could be opened easily, if WikiLeaks revealed the password.

"All we have to do is release the password to that material, and it is instantly available," he said.

Meanwhile, his whistle-blower group continues to struggle to remain online. The site recently moved to new servers in France and obtained a domain via Switzerland (, and suffered another outage on Sunday when its servers went down.

The website has been repeatedly attacked by hackers since it unleashed more than 250,000 documents last week full of classified cables and secret files.

"I think [Assange] is a high-tech terrorist," said Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

Wikileaks Insurance File


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