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Merrill Lynch's Security Crackdown

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Merrill Lynch has banned the use of external hard-drives and other devices that could be used to take documents off its internal networks, a person familiar with the matter said. The company has been stung by suspicions of leaks after its stock moved wildly in the days leading up to its announcement of new write-downs and capital raising efforts.
We're also told that Merrill has circulated a memo to employees warning them against engaging in rumor mongering.