Mr Vaxevanis published the names of 2,000 Greeks who hold accounts with HSBC in Switzerland in the Saturday edition of his Hot Doc magazine.
Some of those named, said to include many prominent Greeks, are suspected of using the accounts for tax evasion.
Mr Vaxevanis says the list he published is the same one that was given by the then French finance minister Christine Lagarde to her Greek counterpart.
'Protect tax evaders'
The list was originally leaked by an HSBC employee and then handed over by Ms Lagarde to Greek authorities two years ago, according to news agency AFP.
Since then, successive Greek governments have been accused of trying to cover it up.