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Bank of America using Private Intel Firms to Attack Wikileaks


"In a document titled "The WikiLeaks Threat" three data intelligence companies, Plantir Technologies, HBGary Federal and Berico Technologies, outline a plan to attack Wikileaks. They are acting upon request from Hunton and Williams, a law firm working for Bank of America. The Department of Justice recommended the law firm to Bank of America according to an article in The Tech Herald. The prosed attacks on WikiLeaks according to the slides include these actions:

Feed the fuel between the feuding groups. Disinformation. Create messages around actions of sabotage or discredit the opposing organizations. Submit fake documents and then call out the error.

Create concern over the security of the infrastructure. Create exposure stories. If the process is believed not to be secure they are done.

Cyber attacks against the infrastructure to get data on document submitters. This would kill the project. Since the servers are now in Sweden and France putting a team together to get access is more straightforward.

Media campaign to push the radial and reckless nature of WikiLeaks activities. Sustain pressure. Does nothing for the fanatics, but creates concern and doubt among moderates.

Search for leaks. Use social media to profile and identify risky behavior of employees."

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I think it is hilarious that the company's document was leaked when they are trying to help BoA avoid leaks.

The PDF file is on the website www.wikileaks.ch

How "banker-like" of them!

I'm glad they didn't disappoint.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm too tough on bankers, but they always seem restore my faith in their truly evil scum-sucking nature.

ytc's picture

getting more confusing & amusing. . . so we have COINTEL

fellows and three data intelligence companies, Plantir Technologies, HBGary Federal, Berico Technologies. . . and then, the REAL LEAKs from real people. hmmm