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Bank Of America Leak: Anonymous, WikiLeaks Sympathizer, Plans Monday Release

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Bank of America is bracing for documents to be leaked on Monday by hacker group Anonymous, which is sympathetic to WikiLeaks. | AP

UPDATE: The emails appear to have been released on this website, though the site has been extremely unstable and the information does not appear to have been independently verified or reviewed by anybody outside of the blog's anonymous author. More information will be posted on HuffPost Business as it becomes available.

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(Reuters) - Anonymous, a hacker group sympathetic to WikiLeaks, plans to release e-mails obtained from Bank of America Corp early Monday morning, according to posts on the group's Twitter feed.

The group, unrelated to the document leak website founded by Julian Assange, said it plans to release documents exposing "corruption and fraud" at the largest U.S. bank by assets.

A representative of Anonymous said the documents relate to the issue of whether Bank of America has improperly foreclosed on homes. The representative added that he had not seen the documents, but he has been briefed on their contents.

A Bank of America Corp spokesman said the documents were non-foreclosure related clerical and administrative documents stolen by a former Balboa Insurance employee.

The division -- which BofA has since agreed to sell to Australian insurer QBE Insurance Group -- provides mortgage and auto insurance for banks, and provides home insurance for consumers.

"We are confident that his extravagant assertions are untrue," the spokesman said.

(Reporting by Joe Rauch; Editing by Gunna Dickson and Dhara Ranasinghe)

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