WikiLeaks' new home is in a former bomb shelter
WikiLeaks, the website known for publishing top-secret government information, has found a new home for its trove of covert dossiers: inside a Cold War bomb shelter.
Truly the stuff of spy films, the site features solid steel doors and high-powered computers and is resilient against a nuclear attack. The ultra-secure bunker is buried inside the Pionen White Mountains in Sweden. Check out pictures here.
It was built as the “heart of civil defense of Stockholm,” said Jon Karlung, a man described as the company’s chief executive in the YouTube video posted below.
WikiLeaks, which recently released troves of sensitive diplomatic cables, had been hosted by the online retailer Amazon.com Inc.’s servers. But on Wednesday, WikiLeaks posted on Twitter that it had been “ousted.”
“Free speech the land of the free – fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe,” a tweet said.
Bahnhof had previously hosted WikiLeaks, but the website abandoned the company in favor of Amazon when its computers had been attacked.
-- W.J. Hennigan
Photos, from top: An entrance to Bahnhof's ultra-secure facility. Credit: Bahnhof AB. In a photo illustration, WikiLeaks graphic is displayed on a laptop. Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press