Inside the Fortified, Nuke-Proof Bunker that’s Now Hosting Wikileaks
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.
The host is called Bahnhof, and considering that the attacks against Wikileaks already forced its original host, PRG, to boot the site, and its second host, Amazon.com, to bow to political pressure to do the same, one wonders why Swedish Bahnhof would take on the challenge of hosting a site that will probably be under permanent attack for the foreseeable future.
Unless it’s for the PR value: Bahnhof has hosted Wikileaks before. In which case, let the gallery begin.
Flickr user Antony Antony had a chance to take pictures inside the Bahnhof data center despite its usual no-pictures policy. All the images that follow are creative commons licensed by him:
If you’d prefer a walking tour of the facility, Youtube shows Data Center Pulse visited Bahnhof in 2009:
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