Law Firm’s 11.5 Million Internal Documents Were Hacked and Shared

As reported by USA Today, The Panama law firm Mossack Foneska is at the center of the biggest data leak in history had connections to dozens of firms and individuals on sanctions blacklists by the United States and international organizations. The firm said it “never knowingly” conducted business with sanctioned companies or individuals. However, it admitted it should have done more…  While Mossack Fonseca worked with some of the companies and individuals prior to them being blacklisted, in some instances it continued to act on their behalf after they were placed on the blacklists, according to information found in the files. 11.5 million internal documents that were hacked and then shared with a German newspaper. The published articles exposed how some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people have connections to offshore bank accounts. The source of the leak is still not known. It has also not been determined to what extent these accounts were used to illegally avoid tax or shelter illicit transactions.

The unprecedented data breach has nevertheless implicated a range of politicians, their family members and associates, government officials and even celebrities. While at this time there seem to be no information affecting citizens of United States, The leaked files from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca contain nearly 40 years of data and include information about more than 210,000 companies in 21 offshore jurisdictions, from Panama to Hong Kong.

Good standing, law-abiding Legal Firms are at risk, too – is your organization vulnerable?

While this incident appears to be a deliberate act of hacktivism, an act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose, any law firm is vulnerable to malicious hacking: from deliberate intrusion, to an automated, “robotic” malware that is probing your network for a vulnerability. It can be done to gain access to private information to be used for identity theft, or hold your data for a ransom as in case with ransomware, or simply to intrude and destroy data with computer virus.

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