Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Is Wikileaks sitting on Bank of America documents?

In an interview published Monday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange revealed that his whistleblower website intends to publish a trove of secret documents exposing the corruption of a major American bank.

He declined to say which bank, but he offered what may be a telling hint last year as to who the megaleak will target.Assange said:

At the moment, for example, we are sitting on 5GB from Bank of America (BOA), one of the executive's hard drives," old thetechnology site Computer World in an article published on October 9, 2009.

The Wikileaks chief continued:

Now how do we present that? It's a difficult problem. We could just dump it all into one giant Zip file,but we know for a fact that has limited impact. To have impact, it needs to be easy for people to dive in and search it and get somethingout of it.

Although Assange's hint is far from a dead giveaway, his strategic approach to publishing secrets suggests that his next target may well be Bank of America, th enation's largest bank in terms of assets.

Assange said the leak -- to be unveiled early in 2011:

will give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive level in a way that will stimulate investigations and reforms.

It would blow the lid off an "ecosystem of corruption," he added.

BOA also lost a court case that indicated it had a cloudy title to all of the Countrywide loans it had assumed. The court ruling may make it imposible for BOA to forclose on any of the countrywide properties it now 'owns.'

source: Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names
Newsgroups: alt.politics
From: Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:01:50 -0500
Local: Tues, Nov 30 2010 4:01 pm
Subject: Bank of America execs running for cover: Wikileaks "sitting on 5 GB" of BOA documents, emails




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