Whatever you think of WikiLeaks and this week's media firestorm about the site, this is pretty cool. The organization is now storing its data in the 007/Dr. Evil style bunker inside a Swedish mountain.
From MIT's Technology Review:
If Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is trying to turn himself into a Bond villain, he's succeeded: the ongoing distributed denial of service attack against Wikileaks has forced his minions to move the site to a fortified data center encased in a cold war-era, nuke-proof bunker encased in bedrock. Really.From Forbes:
That data center will store Wikileaks' data 30 meters below ground inside a Cold-War-era nuclear bunker carved out of a large rock hill in downtown Stockholm. The server farm has a single entrance and is outfitted by half-meter thick metal doors and backup generators pulled from German submarines --fitting safeguards, perhaps.The site is run by a Swedish firm named Bahnhof which has hosted WikiLeaks in the past. It looks like the organization has returned to them after Amazon.com threw it off of servers leased from the Seattle-based web giant earlier this week.
The hunted Assange and his saga just get stranger and stranger. Maybe he's hiding down there among the servers. Check out the crazy video above.
Update: It looks like WikiLeaks' data is also being housed at a huge server farm in France. The organization is likely distributing its info accross as many different countries and facilities as possible.
-- John Reed