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. (Read more Bank of America stories.)

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