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BP and Bank of America are Wikileaks next U.S. targets.  (Source: The Inquisitr)
Site's founder claims to have exclusive info from bank executive's hard drive

It must be hard for Wikileaks to come to come up with an appropriate second act.  The site aired close to 100,000 confidential documents from the U.S. military and 250,000 classified U.S. State Department diplomatic cables.  The move left the U.S. government scrambling to try to control the damage that leaks had on it.

But 
Wikileaks must come up with an appropriate second act if it hopes to maintain its "Big Brother" global role.  Most of its leaks thus far have focused on targeting America.  It's already embarrassed the U.S. government.  So what could be better than gunning for the U.S. private sector?

The site reportedly is preparing to release a treasure trove of leaked information from a major U.S. bank.  Site founder Julian Assange aired the news in an interview with 
Forbes Magazine on Monday.  

Most believe that his target will be the much-maligned Bank of America.  Last year Mr. Assange in an interview with 
Computerworld reported having "several gigabytes" of data stolen off a Bank of America executive's hard drive.

Shares of Bank of America stock dropped on the New York Stock Exchange this week, as fears that the company could become the next target sunk in.

Another controversial Euro-American corporate giant also has reason to fear.  

BP p.l.c., an English company whose largest division is in the U.S., is reportedly also to be targeting by Mr. Assange's information attacks.  He claimed in the 
Forbes interview to have "lots" of secret BP data, and was merely trying to verify if it was all unique and unreleased.

One has to wonder, though, if the public may be somewhat apathetic to a BP leak after how much the company was lashed in the media following its notorious oil spill.  Nonetheless, the threat dropped BP shares down 2.5 percent on Monday, following the announcement (share prices have since risen back to around their previous trading levels).

Before its efforts to disparage the U.S. government's Middle Eastern war efforts, 
Wikileaks was best known for a leak of information from banking giant Julius Baer, which subsequently sued the site.



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RE: BoA
By mcnabney on 12/2/2010 11:18:16 AM , Rating: 3
Almost the exact same issue here.

I just don't know what more BoA could do to piss-off their customers. I half expected a flaming bag of dog feces on my door.

/much happier banking through USAA


RE: BoA
By maverick85wd on 12/2/2010 12:04:04 PM , Rating: 2
USAA is great if! Too bad you have to be in the military to join, I'm certainly glad I did while I was in. BoA had a subsidiary called "Community Bank" for dealing with pounds while in England. It was a scam, a lot of people called it communist bank - they were ripping off soldiers and airmen shamefully. I wish I could say I'm surprised base leadership lets them get away with it, but I've found a lot of things in the military are a scam; they must get a kickback or something. I had a Lloyd's account while I was over there and found it to be 10x better.


RE: BoA
By priusone on 12/2/2010 12:16:46 PM , Rating: 2
Love USAA. My friend, who was with BofA, had an issue with Vonage, where even though he canceled, they kept charging him. BofA didn't want to credit his debit card for the false charges. The last straw for him was when someone paid him with a check from another bank and BofA charged him $10 to deposit the check into his OWN account.

It would be awesome if there were messages where the bank higher-ups were making fun of its customers, but I doubt that is the case. It will probably just be boring stuff.


RE: BoA
By syphon on 12/2/2010 1:02:05 PM , Rating: 2
It's funny how I have heard so many horror stories from BoA however, I have to say I have not had any bad experience with them in my 8 years of banking with them. I have had fraud on my account that they refunded immediately. They have even removed overdraft fees when I was younger and over drafted like 5 times, they removed 4 of them and told me to be more careful the next time.

Now today was the first semi bad experience I had with them. I deposited money and the teller kept trying to push a new credit card on me even though I told her I have one with them already and I don't even use it. I then told her I do not use credit at all besides my mortgage and she still continued to push it on me. Had to say no about 6 times before she gave me my receipt and sent me on my way.

That is the only time I have had an issue and its not enough to make me leave. All my accounts have no fees on them so no complaints.

I do not believe they are a good company though...they have done some bad things that have come to light recently. If it was not such a pain to move all my accounts somewhere else, I would.


RE: BoA
By razmanugget on 12/2/2010 1:50:51 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't laughed so hard in months. After my past BoA experiences, I can honestly picture a BoA rep pulling one of these.


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