WikiLeaks Is Being 'Attacked' By Banks: Founder Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told CNBC Friday that he’s being “attacked” by banks in Dubai, Switzerland, the US and the UK.
Assange did not specify what he meant by "attacked."
WikiLeaks reiterated its plans to release information about banks in January, although Assange didn’t specify which "leaks" the website would address. Friday's statement to CNBC marks the first time Assange has mentioned banks in Dubai.
Assange added that it is the "normal business" of WikiLeaks to publish information about banks. He also said that WikiLeaks has a cache of some 250,000 documents and that the site has released fewer than 2,000.
“We have been attacked, primarily, not by government, primarily, in fact, not by the US government, but by banks—banks from Dubai, banks from Switzerland, banks from the United States, banks from the UK, so, yes, of course, we are continuing to release material about banks,” said Assange, who is out on bail from a Swedish court in relation to sexual assault charges.
In October of 2009, when Assange announced that WikiLeaks had copious documents about the Bank of America , the stock took a hit.