This sounds a little too much like life imitating art, but I'll bite: Rumor has it that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has taken a novel insurance policy out on his own life, one backed by national secrets. Assange has reportedly disseminated a massive document dump of encoded secrets to a network of hackers with orders that they expose those secrets in the event of his arrest or murder:
Julian Assange has distributed to fellow hackers an encrypted ‘poison pill’ of damaging secrets, thought to include details on BP and Guantanamo Bay.
He believes the file is his ‘insurance’ in case he is killed, arrested or the whistleblowing website is removed permanently from the internet.
Let's say this is a credible rumor. My impression of hackers is they're all 14-year-old virgins who can't keep a goddamn secret. So what I want to know is, what hacker—or network of hackers—would sit on that kind of information and not just publish it immediately?
Meanwhile, officials from Scotland yard say they're honing in on Assange's location and could arrest him as early as tomorrow, so I suppose we'll find out soon enough what Hollywood tricks Assange's got hidden up his sleeve.