Diary of a Financier

Anonymous about to Drop the Bomb

In Politics on Sun 13 Mar 2011 at 23:37
  • Hacker group “Anonymous” to drop a data file at midnight EST re: Bank of America corruption.

Everyone has heard of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, who have been sitting on a “5GB file from Bank of America.”  He told Forbes magazine that WikiLeaks was planning another “megaleak” early in 2011, from inside the private sector, involving “a big U.S. bank” and revealing an “ecosystem of corruption.”

Tonight at midnight eastern, a hacker group called “Anonymous” plans to drop a file about Bank of America. This move by Anonymous comes not to rival WikiLeaks, but rather to defend them: the documents being released apparently reveal a plan between BOA and their lawyer to ‘break the law’ in planting evidence to “decapitate” WikiLeaks before it releases the incriminating BOA file.

First, be on the lookout for this on the front-page of your morning paper.

Next, read Anonymous’ manifesto, which just gives me goosebumps:

We are a decentralized non-violent resistance movement, which seeks to restore the rule of law and fight back against the organized criminal class. One-tenth of one percent of the population has consolidated wealth in unprecedented fashion and launched an all-out economic war against 99.9% of the population. We are not affiliated with either wing of the two-party oligarchy. We seek an end to the corrupted two-party system by ending the campaign finance and lobbying racket. Above all, we aim to break up the global banking cartel centered at the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, Bank of International Settlement and World Bank. We demand that the primary dealers within the Federal Reserve banking system be broken up and held accountable for rigging markets and destroying the global economy, effective immediately. As a first sign of good faith we demand Ben Bernanke step down as Federal Reserve chairman. Until our demands are met and a rule of law is restored, we will engage in a relentless campaign of non-violent, peaceful, civil disobedience. In our next communication we will announce Operation Empire State Rebellion. Glorious Chairman Ben – our free advice to you: change your e-mail password stat…


11:58a EST- Update

I just can’t help but feel like we’re on the verge of something huge here.  In the age of the computer and technological weapons of mass destruction (see: Stuxnet), the “civil disobedience” being exercised by hackers & the like is harnessing an astounding wad of potential energy.  I just can’t begin to speculate what the chemical composition of these outfits is: one part sadistic, one part righteous?  When Mr. Assange speaks, I see a tinge of retribution behind his glassy eyes.  He makes me think of the kid who got bullied in elementary school; now, he’s an adult in the working-world, and the bullies report to him, their boss, who holds their fate in his fingertips.

Tonight’s release will move markets; it will certainly move BAC.  That’s incredibly powerful stuff.  They have politicians everywhere sweating and swearing.  Again, powerful.  I tend to fade the news and under-hype spectacles like this.  Yet, with minutes to go before the release, I have some nervous energy, some anxiety, some incertitude.  I’m somewhere in between “this is like Christmas morning” and “this is an exercise in the fallibility of man.”

No matter what they release about BAC, I won’t be surprised.  Not just banks, but most (all?) corporations have skeletons in their closets.  My sense is that the average American acknowledges that already…


12:20a EST- Update

Seems like everyone is reading through the release still. The actual documents can be found here.  A quick reaction from Business Insider:

From what we’ve seen so far, the chain begins with emails sent between the former [Bank of America] banker to Anonymous.

The ex-banker tells Anonymous that what he/she sends will be enough to,

[C]rack their armor, and put a bad light on a $700 mil cash deal they need to pay back the government while ruining their already strained relationship with GMAC, one of their largest clients. Trust me… it’ll piss them off plenty.

There was much discussion as to whether or not the main-stream-media would run the story, and so far, Reuters, Bloomberg & the New York Times have removed all traces of preexisting Anonymous articles from their websites.


12:55a EST- Update

ZeroHedge just posted the executive notes, including:

Balboa Insurance/Countrywide knowingly hiding foreclosure information from federal auditors during the federal takeovers of IndyMac Federal (a subsidiary of OneWest) and Aurora Loan Services (a subsidiary of Lehman Bros Holdings), falsifying loan documentation in order to proceed with foreclosures by fixing letter cycles in the system, reporting incorrect volumes to all of their lenders and to the federal auditors to avoid fines for falling behind on Loan Modifications, purposefully and knowingly adjusting premiums for REO insurance for their corporate clients while denying forebearances for individual borrowers, etc[.]


  1. […] uninterrupted footage.  Then, Sunday night, I was overcome with more quarky emotion, of which I noted in awaiting the midnight release of the Anonymous data, “I have some nervous energy, some […]


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