The hacktivist group Anonymous has thus far distinguished itself primarily with its public grapplings with Scientology, but now the network of online provocateurs has edged into WikiLeaks territory with its first release of potentially compromising information about a Bank of America subsidiary. –KA


One of the documents appears to show an employee of Bilboa Insurance asking a colleague to deleted certain loan identifying numbers from their computer system.

No information is given about the reason for the deletion, or whether it was ultimately carried out.

An Anonymous member, posting updates on Twitter under the name OperationLeakS said the e-mails form the first part of a series of planned leaks that will prove Bank of America engaged in improper mortgage foreclosure practices.

But BoA said the clerical and administration documents do not relate to foreclosures.

“We are confident that his extravagant assertions are untrue,” a BoA spokesman said.

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