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Bank of America spying on Hacking Forums


A group called Par:AnoIA, linked to Anonymous, has obtained 14 gigabytes of data available openly on a server in Tel Aviv, Israel proving that Bank of America has invested in spying on web activity.

The group says that Bank of America employed private IT firms such as TEKsystems to spy on hacker forums, but also social media networks. Special software was created to use keywords to troll the Internet in order to judge sentiment about BoA among other things.

According to the website of TEKsystems,

We have the largest global network of credentialed IT professionals to lead and support your engagements. With over 100 locations, nearly 3,500 employees throughout North America, Europe and Asia and an IT consultant network that encompasses over 81% of the IT workforce, we deploy more than 80,000 technical professionals annually to support critical engagements at more than 6,000 client sites, including 82% of the Fortune 500. (Source)

Slightly concerning to anyone who values their privacy and the security of their data, as the video below highlights:

Anonymous reveals Bank of America secrets

Bank of America are trolling Facebook and Twitter

  1. Insurance companies.
    We know one insurance company that has admitted buying 3 bilion datasets a day, from Twitter and Facebook.
    Now, we have Banks.

    Social profiling and sorting sorting, has entered a whole new era… the one of “automated discrimination”, where code is law. We need a public debate about these issues, and laws to reign in banks, insurance companies and search engines, who may racially profile/discriminate (as Harvard have demonstrated against Google).


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