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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 DCstewieG on 12/2/2010 2:23:23 PM , Rating: 2
You were being charged $100/month in fees and it took you 8 months to try to find out why? Wow.


RE: BoA
By Solandri on 12/2/2010 3:31:44 PM , Rating: 4
That's actually a fairly common problem when 2 people share a checking account. Each person assumes its the other person causing the problem, they argue about it, and never bother to verify that it's not the bank causing it. Here's what you do to avoid it:

First, set up a joint savings/checking account. Deposits go into there. Any large purchases (talk with your spouse about what $ amount constitutes "large") are paid out of this account with a joint check.

Next, set up two other checking accounts - one for you, one for your spouse. Each of you gets a monthly "allowance" - money which you transfer from the main account into these accounts which you're free to spend any way you wish. That way you always know exactly how much is in your account, and your spouse always knows how much is in their account.


RE: BoA
By RamarC on 12/2/2010 9:14:58 PM , Rating: 2
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That's actually a fairly common problem when 2 people share a checking account. Each person assumes its the other person causing the problem, they argue about it, and never bother to verify that it's not the bank causing it.


Bingo! We'd get the overdraft notice in the mail and the tirades would start. At that time, the BoA online info was "preliminary and subject to change"... the statement was (supposedly) the gospel.

This only happened on our day-to-day account (groceries, entertainment, cash withdrawals, personal purchases shared between two people). Our primary money-market account (mortgage, car, regular bills, etc) never had the problem. A while after we moved to WF, we setup 2 PayPal debit accounts and started funding them every 3 months with an "allowance". Both of us had play money to do whatever we wanted -- no more arguments and it's been blissful for 5 years.


RE: BoA
By Shadowmaster625 on 12/3/2010 8:09:22 AM , Rating: 2
Some creative executive at Bank of America goes through their database specifically looking for accounts that are shared between more than one person. They figure they can shove in a few overdraft fees which will hopefully go unnoticed. If we dig hard enough, I am sure we will find a spreadsheet with a column labeled something like "probability they will not notice the bogus fee". The bank exec who does this walks away with a big fat bonus. When the scheme threatens to detonate the bank, in comes fresh government cash infusion. And viola! Another round of bonuses. This is just one of many bankster scams, very small in the grand scheme. The funny thing is people throw a hissy fit over a few hundred dollars in bogus fees, but they care not about being a$$raped to the tune of multiple thousands per person in the bigger scams these criminal insolvent institutions perpetrate.


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