WikiLeaks will release thousands of documents from "a big U.S. bank" early in 2011, the site's founder promises.
In an interview with Forbes.com, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange compares the upcoming bank megaleak to the Enron e-mails. "You could call it the ecosystem of corruption," Assange says, adding that "there will be some flagrant violations, unethical practices that will be revealed, but it will also be all the supporting decision-making structures and the internal executive ethos that comes out, and that's tremendously valuable."
Assange says it's a big bank. When interviewer Andy Greenberg asks, "The biggest U.S. bank?," Assange declines to answer. I'm guessing that it's Bank of America, which bought mortgage giant Countrywide. If that's the case, I have a delightful reading assignment early in the year. Can't wait.