Assange speaking with CBS News said, "there are backups distributed amongst many, many people, 100,000 people and all we need to do is give them an encrypted key and they will be able to continue on."
"If a number of people were imprisoned or assassinated, then we would feel that we could not go on, and other people would have to take over our work, and we would release the keys," he added.
An online whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks released over 250,000 US secret diplomatic cables, what was called as foreign policies. Publishing the secret documents caused an embarrassment for US worldwide. Since, then a team of US officials examining and looking into the possibilities to file charges against him. However, no specific charges against him has been framed so far.
Assange has been accused for allegedly raping and molesting two Swedish women. Now he is under house arrest at a country house in England and waiting for an extradition hearing.