One must go to tech blogs to discover that when WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange announced they would bring down a major U.S. bank, Bank of America‘s law firm Hunton and Williams hired three security firms to take down WikiLeaks.
The three firms are HBGary Federal, Palantir Technologies and Berico Technologies. All nondescript names for firms with ties to the U.S. government. In fact, the Department of Justice recommended the three firms to BoA’s general council. It would seem that it is now the business of the U.S. Department of Justice to act as essentially a secondary legal/intelligence council for Bank of America.
All of this under the presidency of Democratic President Barack Obama.
Ironically, it was WikiLeaks who leaked these revelations in the form of a pdf documented titled “The WikiLeaks Threat,” which revealed the involvement of of Palantir and Berico.
This information was made public by The Tech World, working on a tip from Crowdleaks.org. In the original article, HPGary Federal, Palantir and Berico collaborated on a proposal to be sent to Hunton and Williams, emphasizing their unique skills that will allow them to bring down WikiLeaks.
Hunton and William’s had asked for slides in a preparation for a December 3 meeting with BoA, in the hopes that they would be put on retainer for an investigation of WikiLeaks, while the three intelligence firms would handle “network and insider threat investigations” and WikiLeaks analysis.
The resulting presentation can be found here. In it, they speak of undercutting journalistic support of WikiLeaks, singling out Glenn Greenwald, believing that not only do journalists keep WikiLeaks thriving, but if leaned on, they will choose career over cause.
The intelligence firms also recommend using disinformation and propaganda to dismantle WikiLeaks. LINK HERE