BANK OF AMERICA
03-16 The Latest on Emails Between Ex-Bank of America Employee & Anonymous An “open letter” from the ex-Bank of America employee was recently posted on the website Anonymous has been using to share the leaked emails. It appears to be in response to how he was characterized in coverage of the leak. TechHerald.com has focused on this comment, which he wrote in response to a question from Anonymous on whether he had more emails: “I have to save the rest. I promised a WSJ [Wall Street Journal] reporter in Australia the story back in Jan when the Balboa sale was announced. I also need to keep a few aces for my inevitable years of litigation for what I’m doing.”
The Mayor of the city is the telling the officers to stop trying to take the mic, clearly the officers are not listening the their Mayor. #BlackMonday Open Letter To All from Ex-BofA Employee
A conflict between everyone's favorite hacktivists and an obscure security research company has just gotten interesting. HB Gary Federal is a cyber-security company run by Aaron Barr who has been researching individuals he believes are associated with Anonymous. Specifically he has been trying to link the handles of IRC participants to real people. When he decided to publicize his findings in the Financial Times last Saturday , it touched off a very interesting series of events which are still unfolding. HB Gary Federal, Anonymous and Wikileaks.
The Wikileaks threat
Denies connection 2 proactive tactics Bank of America has broken its silence about news reports and Internet discussions circulating all week connecting BofA to these presentation slides outlining "proactive tactics" to neutralize WikiLeaks and silence its leader, Julian Assange. "We've never seen the presentation, never evaluated it, and have no interest in it," BofA spokesman Scott Silvestri told Technology Live late Thursday. Page 14 of The Wikileaks Threat slide deck Whether BofA's categorical denial holds up remains to be seen. The slides, along with a cache of related e-mails, surfaced on the Internet on Sunday. The documents have since been pored over by technologists, security experts and journalists -- as well as participants and followers of the hacking group Anonymous, best known for attacking businesses hostile to WikiLeaks.
BoA Plays Defense A day earlier, on Nov. 29, the director of , , said in an interview that he intended to “take down” a major American bank and reveal an “ecosystem of corruption” with a cache of data from an executive’s hard drive. With Bank of America’s share price falling on the widely held suspicion that the hard drive was theirs, the executives on the call concluded it was time to take action.
Wikileaks has posted the presentation three security companies–Palantir, HBGary Federal, and Berico Technologies–made to Bank of America, proposing to help it respond to Wikileaks. In addition to the degree to which the proposal emphasizes the national security ties and military background of the employees of the company (particularly Berico), the presentation fleshes out what the companies proposed. Under potential proactive tactics, it lists: Feed the fuel between the feuding groups. Disinformation. The Disinformation Campaign BoA Considered
Today has seen increased anticipation of a forthcoming megaleak on an American bank. John Carney, Senior Editor at CNBC, posted on the CNBC "Network Network" blog a report purporting to confirm that the target of the next leak will be, as widely speculated, Bank of America: Bank of America is the target of the next "megaleak" from WikiLeaks, according to a person who has close contact with top people at WikiLeaks. Possible Upcoming Leak
WikiLeaks will step up its publication schedule of secret documents, founder Julian Assange announced Tuesday, promising more revelations based on the group’s stash of confidential U.S. embassy cables and other leaks. Assange, 39, spoke to reporters outside London’s high-security Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court, where he and his lawyers appeared for a hearing in his fight against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted in a sex-crimes inquiry. WikiLeaks sparked an international uproar with the publication of hundreds of classified U.S. diplomatic cables late last year, revelations that caused weeks worth of embarrassing news stories for the U.S. and its allies. "We're stepping up release"
Bank leak history Speculation was renewed in early January as to the subject of Wikileaks anticipated release, related to a major American bank.