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Bank denies its paperwork is WikiLeaks' next target

Bank of America ( BAC ) flatly denied its privy documents and paperwork will be released next year as suggested by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to published reports .

Spokesman Scott Silvestri told CNN there is no merit to BAC being the institution alluded to by Assange in an October 2009 interview with Computerworld when Assange said: "We are sitting on 5GB from Bank of America, one of the executive's hard drives". Silvestri addressed the full scope of Assange's claim, beginning with when he first issued the comments.

"More than a year ago WikiLeaks claimed to have the computer hard drive of a Bank of America executive," Silvestri told the Associated Press. "Aside from the claims themselves, we have no evidence that supports this assertion. We are unaware of any new claims by WikiLeaks that pertain specifically to Bank of America."

But this past Monday while being interviewed by Forbes magazine, Assange asserted what his group will release "could take down a bank or two" and will expose "the ecosystem of corruption" and "unethical practices."

WikiLeaks is a non-profit that exposes information that the owners, such as businesses and governments, would prefer to remain confidential.

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