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Anonymous hackers plan Bank of America leak

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By Reuters

Posted on 14 Mar 2011 at 08:21

The hacker group Anonymous, known as being sympathetic to WikiLeaks, plans to release emails obtained from Bank of America today, according to posts on the group's Twitter feed.

The group, unrelated to the document leak website founded by Julian Assange, said it planned to release documents exposing "corruption and fraud" at the largest US bank.

A representative of Anonymous said the documents related to the issue of whether the Bank of America had improperly foreclosed on homes. The representative added that he had not seen the documents, but had been briefed on their contents.

A Bank of America spokesman said the documents were non-foreclosure related clerical and administrative documents stolen by a former Balboa Insurance employee.

The Balboa division - which Bank of America has since agreed to sell - provides mortgage and auto insurance for banks, and provides home insurance for consumers.

"We are confident that his extravagant assertions are untrue," the spokesman said.

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