Paper Wait’ this weeks Cyber Insights from The National Cyber Skills Centre

20th December 2018

I don’t know much about Panama. Up to now my knowledge has been limited to being aware that they have a canal, have given their name to a piece of millenary worn by many men at various summer functions and that their motto is “For the Benefit of the World”. This understanding has now been given one more fact, that they are the source of the biggest data leak to date, the headline-grabbing “Panama Papers”

 

This developing story is based around a huge leak of documents from the highly secretive Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. These documents have exposed how many of the rich and powerful around the globe have used tax havens to hide their wealth, to launder money, to dodge sanctions and avoid tax. Presidents, Prime Ministers, international financiers, political donors and many, many more are being questioned on their connection to Mossack Fonseca and their management schemes.

The Panama Papers data leak of 11.5 million documents from Mossack Fonseca could not have happened in a pre-cyber world…

 

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