WikiLeaks targets financial industry

Australian whistleblower Julian Assange says his next target will be "a big US bank".
Julian Assange
Julian Assange

After targeting the war on terror and US diplomacy, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his next “mega-leak” will expose the “ecosystem of corruption” in the financial industry.

Speaking to Forbes, Assange said he plans to release thousands of internal emails and documents belonging to “a big US bank” in early 2011. He gave no clue as to which institution it will be, but said that the data dump will “give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive level in a way that will stimulate investigations and reforms”.

Bank of America is the expected target, based on an interview Assange gave in Malaysia last year to IDG News...

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