Monday, January 3, 2011
In a burst of wikipanic, Bank of America has dived into full-on counterespionage mode.
In an interview from October 2009, WikiLeaks director Julian Assange told Computer World that his organization was in possession of cache of information taken from a 5GB hard drive of a Bank of America executive. It apparently took until November of this year for the news to sink in at BofA, where, according to the New York Times, they have now launched a broad internal investigation, in an attempt to discover the content and source of the alleged leak.
"If something happens, we want to be ready," one bank official told the NYT. "You want to know what your options are before it comes out, rather than have to decide on the spot."