Updated: WikiLeaks' Next Target: American Bank

In an interview with Forbes, Julian Assange hints that WikiLeaks may soon be going after the people who torpedoed the world economy. Assange tells reporter Andy Greenberg that about 50% of the documents WikiLeaks is sitting on relate to the private sector, and teases that the site may reveal damning information about an American bank:

“It will give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive level in a way that will stimulate investigations and reforms, I presume,” he said, adding: “For this, there’s only one similar example. It’s like the Enron emails.”

Asked if the corporate materials would be high impact, Assange demurs:

Yes, but maybe not as high impact…I mean, it could take down a bank or two.

Read the whole interview with Assange here.

Update: Raw Story flagged a 2009 interview with Assange from Computer World that suggests the bank he's referring to may be Bank of America:

"At the moment, for example, we are sitting on 5GB from Bank of America, one of the executive's hard drives," Assange told the technology site Computer World in an article published on October 9, 2009.

AlterNet / By Tana Ganeva

Posted at November 29, 2010, 12:04pm

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