Panama Papers: All Signs Point to Data Hack

The Mossack Fonseca data leak is a big deal which will continue to make news headlines as the full impact of the “Panama Papers” is realized. It’s also big in terms of size, 2.6TB of private financial data from a law firm considered a leader in setting up and managing offshore banking entities.

So where did it come from?  When the articles first starting coming out outlining some of the data, they kept referring to a “anonymous source” who sent the data to

Big  the individuals involved, big with the amount of money involved, and big in the amount of data leaked. Over 2.6TB of private financial data which is being pored over by journalists, Panama Papers data leak, 2.6TB of financial data from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca

The Panama Papers data leak is going to make news for a while.

An outsider is likely the source of the Panama Papers hack, according to new evidence.

The data leak saw 2.6TB of data exfiltrated from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, relating to the offshore accounts of some of the most powerful and notorious people in the world, with alleged indications of money laundering and tax evasion.

A test run by security and privacy guru Christopher Soghoian and replicated by IT Pro shows Mossack Fonseca does not encrypt its emails with TLS protocols, which could at least partically explain why such a large proportion of the data was emails.

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