"Unethical" Wall Street bosses firmly in the sights of Wikileaks.org.
Fresh from the controversial leaking of thousands of US diplomatic cables from around the world, embarrassing the US State Department, White House and countless foreign politicians and officials, Wikileaks may be about to expose severe allegations against one of the worlds biggest financial institutions, Bank of America.
Speaking to Forbes Magazine recently, Julian Assange said he was likely to expose a major US bank for unethical behaviour.
Forbes reports in its latest edition online: "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 Wikileaks.org with no polite requests for executives’ response or other forewarnings. 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."
Assanage, the mysterious Australian computer hacker behind the infamous Wikileaks.org online whistle blower group, said the information he's currently sitting on, and due for release in the near future, "could take down a bank or two."
Back in 2009, Assanage said in an unrelated interview about the way Wikileaks chooses to disseminate highly sensitive information it obtains: “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.”
Executives at Bank of America, or perhaps other major us banks, may have reason to be very worried indeed.
However, Mr Julian Assange also has problems of his own, with US government lawyers looking into the possibility of charging the illusive Aussie, or his unnamed sources, with espionage.
Meanwhile, Wikileaks says it has been hit by severe cyber attacks since it started leaking secret US diplomatic cables.