ELLINGHAM (United Kingdom) (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the site will stay strong despite another blow to its funding and the publication Sunday of new details of the sex crime allegations against him. The Australian began his third full day under mansion arrest at a friends house while he fights extradition to Sweden, vowing that the whistleblowing website would continue to publish more secret US diplomatic cables. Assange denounced Bank of America, the largest US bank, for becoming the latest institution to halt financial transactions for Wikileaks after MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others. The bank said its decision was based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments. Its a new type of business McCarthyism in the US to deprive this organisation of the funds that it needs to survive, to deprive me personally of the funds that my lawyers need to protect me against extradition to the US or to Sweden, Assange told AFP. The term was coined to describe the anti-communist pursuits of former US senator Joseph McCarthy from the late 1940s to the 1950s. Assange is staying at Ellingham Hall, the mansion in eastern England of journalist friend Vaughan Smith, as part of the conditions of bail, which he was granted by Londons High Court on Thursday. He must also report daily to a nearby police station and wear an electronic tag. Several British newspapers published lurid new details of the allegations of sexual assault against two women, over which Swedish prosecutors want to question him. The 39-year-old denies the charges. Assange hit out at Swedish handling of the case, accusing authorities there of leaking fresh details about the case that even he and his defence lawyers have not had access to. The former computer hacker also reiterated that there were threats against his life and those of the websites staff, but he vowed that WikiLeaks would continue publishing the cables. We are a robust organisation. During my time in solitary confinement we continued to publish every day and its not going to change, he said. Assange claimed earlier in an interview with Forbes magazine that a megaleak by the website will target a major US bank early next year. WikiLeaks has enraged Washington with its release of thousands of leaked US diplomatic cables and confidential military documents relating to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.