WikiLeaks data stored in Cold War-era bunker

HIGH SECURITY CENTRE: The Pionent computer storage facility of Swedish Bahnhof, one of the companies to host WikiLeaks servers in Stockholm on Friday.   | Photo Credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

Just like in a 007 film, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has kept thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic files at a former Swedish Cold War nuclear bunker that houses dozens of powerful computer servers used as storage by many companies.

“With his eccentric personal life and air of mystery, the flamboyant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seems to be doing his best to impersonate a James Bond villain,” the Daily Mail commented.

The British paper also published pictures of the Pionen data centre, 100 feet below ground in a former Cold War nuclear bunker, where all the WikiLeaks files are being kept. The bunker was built in the 1970s to protect essential government functions from any nuclear strike.

The vast cave, drilled into granite under the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm, houses dozens of computer servers used as storage by many companies, said the report.

Complete with a “floating” conference room, suspended glass corridors, lunar landscape flooring and designer furniture, it also has German U-boat engines as back-up generators, said the paper.

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