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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rumor: WikiLeaks to release BofA documents?

by Calculated Risk on 11/30/2010 02:23:00 PM

From Andy Greenberg at Forbes yesterday: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Wants To Spill Your Corporate Secrets (ht Robert)

Early next year, Julian Assange says, a major American bank will suddenly find itself turned inside out. Tens of thousands of its internal documents will be exposed on ... The data dump will lay bare the finance firm’s secrets on the Web for every customer, every competitor, every regulator to examine and pass judgment on.
And from Andy Greenberg today: Is Bank Of America WikiLeaks’ Next Target?
[A]n eagle-eyed reader has sent me a link to a quote from a Computer World interview with Assange from October of 2009, which, if true, may contain a clue to that bank’s identity:
“At the moment, for example, we are sitting on five gigabytes from Bank of America, one of the executive’s hard drives,” he said. “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 something out of it.”