Bank of America is next WikiLeaks target, Assange confirms

Brett Michael Dykes
The Lookout

In a recent interview with Forbes, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hinted that his next document dump would be a "megaleak" involving a major U.S. bank. Soon thereafter, someone dug up a 2009 interview that Assange did with Computer World in which he stated that WikiLeaks had a Bank of America executive's hard drive in its possession. On Wednesday, Assange confirmed in a Times of London interview that the North Carolina-based banking giant is next on his hit list.

"We don't want the bank to suffer unless it's called for," Assange told paper. "But if its management is operating in a responsive way, there will be resignations."

Perhaps coincidentally, Bank of America announced this week that it will no longer handle financial transactions for WikiLeaks.

Bank of America's stock price took a hit over speculation that it will be a WikiLeaks target.