US Bank scrambles to counter WikiLeaks release

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US Bank scrambles to counter WikiLeaks release

Buys domains, scours systems.

The Bank of America has reportedly snaffled up over 300 domain names that include references to its top brass as it bunkers down for a potentially embarrassing release by WikiLeaks.

The bank in December bought domains for its CEO Brian Moynihan, followed by the words "suck" and "blows", according to Domain Name Wire.

It also bought similar domains for its chief financial officer, Charles Noski, and several high profile board members.

The domain name strategy was just one element of a broader response the bank is undertaking as it prepares for the release.

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange flagged in an interview with Forbes in late November that he would expose the "ecosystem of corruption" at an unnamed bank.

The Bank of America has established a team of 15 to 20 executives from its IT department, finance and communications teams and hired consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton as part of its attempt to discover what WikiLeaks may release about it, according to the New York Times.

The review reportedly includes scouring thousands of documents, accounting for every reported missing computer and searching its systems for possible leakage points or compromises.

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