UPDATE 2: Wikileaks has announced a press conference to be held at 8 A.M. EST.

It will be live streamed.

UPDATE: We’ve been made aware that there is a secret image hidden behind the ‘Vault 7-Year Zero’ graphic tweeted out by Wikileaks on Monday. It appears the background image is a photo of the Lingua, a sculpture in Washington D.C. made by Jim Sanborn. We also suspect, in a separate development, that ‘Year Zero‘ may refer to the year 1979 given Assange’s own statement that the year “1979 is our modern era year zero,” back in November.

“If any year could be said to be the ‘year zero’ of our modern era, 1979 is it. In 1979 it seemed as if the blood would never stop. Dozens of countries saw assassinations, coups, revolts, bombings, political kidnappings and wars of liberation,” Julian Assange wrote in a statement last year on the WikiLeaks website.

(see: Operation Cyclone and Iranian Revolution)

The Lingua is a sculpture by American artist Jim Sanborn located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. He is best known for creating the encrypted Kryptos sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Wikileaks is set to reveal what is looming inside Vault 7’s files today at 9 A.M. EST.

You may recall @EmbassyCat’s last two tweets from February 13th and February 16th.

The translated cartoon leaves a message for us:

What a scandal it will be when the Romans find out! The whole empire will tremble.

For a month now, Wikileaks has been teasing a long awaited release, tweeting out a series of cryptic tweets.

“What is Vault 7? Where is Vault 7? When is Vault 7?” “why Vault7?” “Who is Vault 7” and “How did #Vault7 make its way to WikiLeaks?,” they tweeted.

The campaign seems to have gotten the internet into a frenzy speculating on what Vault 7 could possibly be.

The wait is almost over.

A tweet this evening by the international whistleblower organization urges it’s followers to download an encrypted file and to use 7ZIP to decrypt the file.

According to the download, the first part of the release is 500mb– what could it possibly be?

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We will all just have to wait until tomorrow morning to find out.

You can download the torrent here.

I recommend you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) before torrenting the file. Wikileaks has already hinted it is a CIA file.

This means the information contained in the encrypted file will definitely be sensitive, potentially highly classified information, and you don’t want the NSA or CIA tracking your download of the file.