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Panama Papers Leak Exposes Tax Evasion -- And Poor Data Security, Data Integrity Practices
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paul.curran
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paul.curran,
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10/7/2016 | 12:06:50 PM
Re: It's an insider job for sure, otherwise theseamount of data can't be frisked out of the vaults
There could have been some insider help coupled with the critically insecure Drupal release and Wordpress image slider plugins that had not been updated/patched so safer versions in quite some time. In any case, it will be interesting to see the further international fallout that will occur as more of the dust settles.
hewenthatway
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hewenthatway,
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4/5/2016 | 5:18:08 PM
Re: It's an insider job for sure, otherwise theseamount of data can't be frisked out of the vaults
Whoa.

So much fanciful and sensationalized coverage on that ICIJ site w/ the report.

Either way, I'm amazed that they were able to keep the investigation under wraps while under review for over a year without it blowing up on the net.  Media is constantly adapting I guess.  I guess its nice to have a breakdown of findings after careful analysis rather than jumping to conclusions.  The raw data is so organized though.  Seems to be insider as another commenter had expressed.
Shawn@HomeSecurityList
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4/5/2016 | 8:15:23 AM
It's an insider job for sure, otherwise theseamount of data can't be frisked out of the vaults
Experts say this is the largest leak ever. As a security analyst it seemed there's more into it than simple hacking. Such a huge information can't be leaked without having the involvement of someone/some people who have access to such sensitive data and that's too in these tax havens. Though I've no sympathies for those who evade tax and park their money by opening false companies, it's absolutely true that there were supposedly no protocol followed in securing data. Though Ramon Fonseca has denied any wrongdoing, this amount of data can't be frisked out without serious security breach or insider job. Period.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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4/5/2016 | 7:50:43 AM
Re: 100 Journalists and a Year? Does not smell right
That's an interesting one. It's obvious from the way Snowden has been treated that any leaker is not going to get much government protection, so it makes sense to stay in the shadows. 
WilliamM405
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WilliamM405,
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4/4/2016 | 5:12:40 PM
100 Journalists and a Year? Does not smell right
More like an insider leaking data aka Snowden and the journalists are using a cover story and sharing the information to protect the leaker - how else does 2.5 terabytes leak out in a coordianted fashion?


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