Hunted across international lines and internet domains, cyber attacks and government intervention still have not completely taken the WikiLeaks website down. Now operating under a “.ch” extension, instead of “.org” the site is sharing servers in France and Switzerland. Get the latest, plus pictures and video on this story below!

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While it seems to have found temporary safe-harbor in its current location, there is growing unrest from French authorities after being embarrassed by the site’s latest attacks. Then again, there are not many countries left that wouldn’t fit that description.

French Industry Minister Eric Besson said it is “unacceptable” that French servers host a site that “violates the secret of diplomatic relations and puts people protected by diplomatic secret in danger.”

Meanwhile, a few free-speech groups are coming to the support of WikiLeaks, some even going so far as to dub the situation as a war.

“The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops,” tweeted John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the online free-speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation.

But the ‘infowar’ isn’t the only thing on the mind of site-founder Julian Assange. Currently wanted for molestation charges in Sweden, the founder’s lawyers insist Assange is fully cooperating despite his unknown whereabouts and failure to turn himself in.

Allegedly in possession of further embarrassing files regarding Russia, China, and the Bank of America, Assange has threatened to expedite the release of these documents if he is taken into custody. But that will only be possible if he is able to keep his site running. Currently, every time his site is booted from a server, all his team needs to do is a quick relocation to one of the plethora of potential hosts world-wide.

“The whack-a-mole analogy is fairly good,” he said. Fraser Howard, a researcher with Internet security firm Sophos.

Get a time-line of the ‘infowar’ here.What do you think of the efforts of governments and hackers to take the WikiLeaks website down? Is Julian Assange’s site illegal, immoral, or neither? Let me know what you think in the comment section after you check out pictures and video on the ‘infowar’ below!

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