Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hacker spat turns out well for Charlotte's Bank of America

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:52 PM

From a Dec. 14, 2010, rally to Free Julian Assange and support the wikileaks website.
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  • From a Dec. 14, 2010, 'rally to Free Julian Assange and support the wikileaks website.'

What a tease!

Remember that five-gigabyte hard drive that WikiLeaks allegedly had that contained damaging information about Bank of America? It appears that that data stash no longer exist, having been destroyed by a former associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after the two men got into a fight.


While the WikiLeaks Bank of America files have been the subject of much discussion, column inches and web eyeballs over the past year, it's been mostly hype so far. No damaging info on B of A or any bank has actually emerged, and until Domscheit-Berg's announcement this week, the B of A/WikiLeaks story was starting to fade in place of more tangible concerns over economic performance and data breaches that can actually be confirmed.

But earlier this year, the WikiLeaks threat was perceived to be real enough for Bank of America to set up a war room to handle what was expected to be a bombshell release of documents that never came.

Read the rest of Bank Technology News article, by John Adams, here.

In other Bank of America news: BofA shares hitting new lows - The Charlotte Observer ... and then, a day later: Bank of America shares reverse fall, climb sharply

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