Wikileaks has a Doomsday option

Wikileaks tweeted on Nov. 25 that an encrypted version of all the cables was available for download from The Pirate Bay.

In the event of Wikileaks’ founder’s [Julian Assange] death (or some other unspecified reason), the secret key would be released — exposing the documents to all who have downloaded and obtained the key.

That file is probably been downloaded thousands of times by now. This explains why Assange can say he has damning files from a U.S. bank and why Wikileaks is just releasing a few cables a day. It could also explain why Interpol may be nervous about arresting him.

Via Crooks and Liars