August 24, 2017

The Accidental Panama Papers

by julio Casal, 4iQ CTO

Panama broker accidentally exposed 52,000 financial and legal documents of wealthy individuals

In 2015, 11.5 million sensitive documents belonging to the Panamanian law firm and their service provider Mossack Fonseca were leaked by an anonymous source. The documents included financial and attorney privileged information for wealthy individuals and public officials. Some of the documents uncovered illegal activities that included tax evasion, fraud and evading international sanctions.

4iQ monitors thousands of dark websites, forums and black markets every day for breached and accidentally leaked personal information and confidential documents. Sifting through the remote corners of the deep and dark web as well as all open web sources, you can imagine the volume of exposures we uncover. Our goal is to protect individuals and organizations by alerting them on data breaches as soon as they are discovered.

The information we found is similar to the information exposed in the Panama Papers investigation conducted by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. However, our findings are not part of the original Panama Papers leak.

Today, we are publishing exclusive findings on the Panama Papers in order to raise public awareness of an interesting trend we are seeing with exposures to big corporations by way of small partners in the supply chain.

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