Bank of America Cuts Off WikiLeaks
It's stopped processing any transactions related to the site
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2010 12:19 PM CST
WikiLeaks is reportedly planning a dump of banking industry information.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(Newser) – A new target for the Anonymous hacker crew? Bank of America says it will no longer handle any business related to WikiLeaks, reports the Charlotte Observer. Others that have done so, including MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal, have come under cyber attack from supporters of WikiLeaks in the ether. The announcement comes amid speculation that Julian Assange's website is about to dump a trove of information about the banking industry—with Bank of America as the main target.

"This decision is based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments," the bank said in a statement.

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schmidtkoff
Dec 18, 2010 4:32 PM CST
boa is the worst as far as i'm concerned. i don't and have not banked with them. i bank with a nice local friendly bank. in fact one of the personal bankers is from my hometown, roch. ny we shared what we missed about the city, the zwiegle hot dogs. and when it was time for her son to come down for a visit to sc, he brought an extra 8 packages of the coveted dogs for me at her request. but back to boa. before my direct deposit went through to my local bank i took my paycheck to boa as they held the payroll account and it was their check. i gave it to the teller and she replied "that will be a $5.00 charge to cash the check". i was incredulous. i replied that it was their check drawn on an payroll account held by their bank. no go. i snatched that check back so fast and said something to the effect that i would not give the 5 bucks to cash their check on...etc.
Count-Spatula
Dec 18, 2010 4:24 PM CST
Bank of America is precisely what's wrong with America. - In January 2008 Bank of America began notifying some customers without payment problems that their interest rates were being more than doubled, up to 28%. The bank declined to explain why it has done so. - More recently, the bank has been criticized for allegedly seizing three properties that were not under their ownership, apparently due to incorrect addresses on their legal documents. Show us the way, corporate dicksuckers!
Dave
Dec 18, 2010 4:20 PM CST
It's hard to find a corporation lower than BofA. Maybe Enron or some of the Wall Street banks and investment firms. Just pure human garbage. Organized crime is probably more honorable.