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WikiLeaks To Post ‘Doomsday’ File If Hit

From the UK’s Times:

WikiLeaks Ready to Release Giant ‘Insurance’ File if Shut Down

Published December 05, 2010 | Sunday Times

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has circulated across the internet an encrypted “poison pill” cache of uncensored documents suspected to include files on BP and Guantanamo Bay.

One of the files identified this weekend by The Sunday Times — called the “insurance” file — has been downloaded from the WikiLeaks website by tens of thousands of supporters, from America to Australia.

Assange warns that any government that tries to curtail his activities risks triggering a new deluge of state and commercial secrets.

The existence of such an insurance file has been known about for some time. Indeed, we posted an Associated Press report about it back in August. Perhaps the news is that this file has been spread around for more basement dwelling thugs to play with.

But that August AP story quoted Pvt. Manning as saying that the cables in this file would expose "almost criminal political back dealings" and that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would "have a heart attack" when the files went public.

So it sounds like they have already released the cables that were supposed to be so damning.

The military papers on Guantanamo Bay, yet to be published, have been supplied by Bradley Manning, Assange’s primary source until his arrest in May. Other documents that Assange is confirmed to possess include an aerial video of a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan that killed civilians, BP files and Bank of America documents.

You can be quite sure that if Mr. Assange had more files that were in anyway damaging to the US, he would not be holding them back. With each WikiLeaks dump, the information is becoming more and more innocuous.

One of the key files available for download — named insurance.aes256 — appears to be encrypted with a 256-digit key. Experts said last week it was virtually unbreakable.

The folks at the National Security Agency love people who think this way.

Assange has warned he can divulge the classified documents in the insurance file and similar backups if he is detained or the WikiLeaks website is permanently removed from the internet. He has suggested the contents are unredacted, posing a possible security risk for coalition partners around the world.

Assange warned: “We have over a long period of time distributed encrypted backups of material we have yet to release. All we have to do is release the password to that material, and it is instantly available.”

The “doomsday files” are part of a contingency plan drawn up by Assange and his supporters as they face a legal threat. He is wanted in Sweden over sexual assault allegations, and the US administration is reviewing the possibility of legal action after the release of 250,000 diplomatic cables…

Nigel Smart, professor of cryptology at the U.K.’s Bristol University, said even powerful military computers would be unable to crack the encryption. He said: “This isn’t something that can be broken with a modern computer. You need the key to open it.”

Oh, our sides.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 6th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “WikiLeaks To Post ‘Doomsday’ File If Hit”

  1. untrainable says:

    Sounds like he is threatening the government. So does that make him a terrorist?
    If so, then it’s up to the Oblamer administration to do what they do best when dealing with terrorists. Capitulate.

    On the other hand, anything that will give the Hildabeast a heart attack should be released immediately, for all our sakes.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Secrecy Begets Tyranny

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    I read that some of the cables released by these infoterrorists have shown that the US tried to blackmail other countries into going along with the Global Warming hoax by agreeing to tax the successful nations to pay off the rest.
    This one bright spot does not in any way remove their guilt.
    The very threat of more damage if ASSange is touched is proof that the truth is not important to this narcissist.

  4. Right of the People says:

    What’s he going to release next, Obummer’s diary? The Hildabeast’s beauty secrets? The truth about the JFK assassination (the CIA & the Mob did it)? Bush’s bean recipe? Whooooo, I’m scared.

    Someone should silence this butt pirate and shutdown his servers.

  5. proreason says:

    Well this should keep the Moron out of the headlines for a couple more hours.

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