Anonymous sparks latest BOA leak

A number of internal Bank of America e-mails stemming from November 2010 have been leaked by hacker group Anonymous.

A number of internal Bank of America e-mails stemming from November 2010 have been leaked by hacker group Anonymous.

The leaked content, according to Anonymous, is correspondence from staff at Balboa Insurance, a subsidiary of BOA, alluding to improper lending procedures.

A spokesman for BOA told Reuters yesterday that the documents were not related to foreclosures, instead clerical and administrative in nature, and were stolen by a former Balboa Insurance employee.

"We are confident that his extravagant assertions are untrue," the spokesman told the news service.

Two weeks ago, BOA's online payment service suffered from intermittent disruptions and the company denied speculations that its service had been hacked.

Back in January, John Carney, a senior editor at CNBC.com confirmed from an anonymous source that WikiLeaks would in fact be targeting Bank of America. It's unknown whether the documents released today are related.

Bank of America was not immediately available for comment.

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