NEW YORK (
Bank of America
emails released by a hacker organization Monday accuse the bank of trying to hide information about improper foreclosures, according to news reports.
The group released several e-mails on Monday, which are sporadically available on the site bankofamericasucks.com, but their significance is not easy to grasp. A twitter account called Anonymous@OperationLeakS announced the release of the emails late Sunday.
A hacker group known as Anonymous told
the emails "relate to the issue of whether Bank of America has improperly foreclosed on homes." A spokesman for the bank told the news organization the emails were from a former employee of Balboa Insurance, which Bank of America acquired as part of its purchase of Countrywide Financial in 2008 and were not related to foreclosures.
A call to a Bank of America spokesman Monday was not immediately returned.
Bank of America shares were down just over one percent in early trading Monday, roughly even with other big banks like
Bank of America shares sold off last year on speculation the bank would be embarrassed by email leaks from
, though a report by
last month citing sources familiar with statements by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suggested Wikileaks
Written by Dan Freed in New York
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