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Julian Assange is out of prison, at least for the moment, and back on the offensive. In a statement today to a British paper, he claimed that his organization's next leak will target giant banks. The information he plans to release, he says, is damaging enough that it will force the resignation of at least one high-level executive.
It's speculated that the leak will target Bank of America, specifically. Last year, Assange claimed to have a massive trove of Bank of America documents. Plus, the giant bank just stopped processing payments to Wikileaks' accounts, which might mean payback is in order.
It will be interesting to see how the public reacts. Assange's been a polarizing figure, especially in the last few weeks, when he's been called everything from a rapist and a terrorist to a soldier protecting free speech. I can imagine big banks, however, turning out to be a more popular target. No one's life will be in danger this time, and he won't be anti-military, just anti-rich-banking-exec.