During the past few weeks, there have been reports that WikiLeaks may have been compromised. Jualian Assange is allegedly still in hiding, without access to the internet – And there have been rumors of his death.
WikiLeaks’ profound impact on the 2016 Presidential election has forced the group to go into hiding. But now, a secret message from the group has been revealed!
In a Bitcoin payment system account affiliated with WikiLeaks, the organization sent out a few payments which each had a secret message in them.
Can’t find it? Here is the coded message:
The message reads, “We’re Fine. 8 Chan Post [is] Fake.”
The message is likely in response to an 8chan message board post, where an anonymous user claimed to be one of the 15 staff members at WikiLeaks and claimed the office was raided.
This is the 8Chan message, which WikiLeaks appears to be privately replying to as a fake story:
The same author also claimed WikiLeaks lost control of their official Twitter account and that the WikiLeaks Reddit discussion (“IAMA”) was not conducted by WikiLeaks staff.
Still, rumors of Assange’s death persist. WikiLeaks is doing everything it can trying to stop their supporters from worrying:
Thousands keep demanding Assange proof of life. Not unreasonable. He’s in a tough spot and is WikiLeaks best known validator. Preference?
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 24, 2016
However, the video requested by a majority of those who took the poll (above) has never been released. That has made the situation worse.