"Major American Bank" To Next Appear In the Crosshairs of WikiLeaks

Wikileaks Company LogoAfter the latest highly publicized release of US Embassy documents by WikiLeaks, many people asked the question - why can't the secrets of major corporations be publicized by the site as well?

After all, learning some of the secrets of governments across the world is entertaining and illuminating, but there are major multi-national corporations in operation who are hiding a cache of dirty secrets as well.

If you find yourself hoping that Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks) will shine a light on the dark underbelly of big business, then you are in luck - according to Assange himself, the next WikiLeaks target will be a "major US bank".

According to a recent interview with Assange on Forbes.com, "a major American bank will suddenly find itself turned inside out" by "early next year". More from the article:

"..Tens of thousands of its internal documents will be exposed on Wikileaks.org with no polite requests for executives’ response or other forewarnings. The data dump will lay bare the finance firm’s secrets on the Web for every customer, every competitor, every regulator to examine and pass judgment on."

You can say what you want about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, but one thing is for sure - when a promise is made to release certain documents, the site always delivers.

So which "major American bank" will be the next target of WikiLeaks? Bank of America? Wells Fargo? Wachovia Bank? JP Morgan Chase Bank? Citibank? If a "major American bank" is indeed the target, then the odds of it being one of the five banks listed above is very high.

Needless to say, the high-level executives of all five of these banks are surely tossing and turning in their beds tonight, kept awake from wondering if their company will find itself in the crosshairs of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.


According to Assange, the upcoming releases about the "major US bank" will just be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exposing the corporate world's secrets. Assange states that forthcoming releases will target pharmaceutical, energy and finance companies, and that WikiLeaks is sitting on a "treasure trove" of documents that involve Corporate America.

There are certainly some nervous CEOs tonight who are hoping that their company secrets aren't soon shared with the entire world..

Source: Forbes.com - WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Wants to Spill Your Corporate Secrets

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