Assange: Bank 'Megaleak' Is Next

Document dump will expose 'ecosystem of corruption'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2010 5:53 AM CST
Assange: Bank 'Megaleak' Is Next
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference in Geneva.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

The dust hasn't settled from WikiLeaks' diplomatic cables revelations, but the next massive leak is already in the works, Julian Assange tells Forbes. The site has tens of thousands of internal documents from a major US bank and it plans to release them early next year, exposing the bank's secrets to competitors and regulators alike, WikiLeaks' founder says.

Assange refuses to name the bank in question, but he says the release will be similar to the damning emails released as a result of Enron's collapse. "There will be some flagrant violations, unethical practices that will be revealed, but it will also be all the supporting decision-making structures and the internal executive ethos," he says. "That's tremendously valuable. You could call it the ecosystem of corruption." (More WikiLeaks stories.)

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