Businessinsider.com gushes about it in The largest leak of secret documents in history was just released — here are its key findings.
Apparently, someone hacked a huge cache of documents belonging to a Panamanian mega-law firm and released the contents to journalists. Some of the contents regarding offshore accounts held by government officials will certainly be tantalizing. But the information is still stolen property.
That's what's scary. Maybe readers can justify it by citing the nefarious dealings of people in fiduciary positions. But it drives home the point that nothing is secret anymore. Or if it is currently, it's susceptible to computer hackers.
Pity that poor law firm. They are in for pure hell from the clients who trusted them with their dearest financial secrets. I don't know what the law is in Panama about that, and maybe the client has to agree in advance that the lawyers won't be liable for stolen information even it it was preventable. But one would think that to secure the reputation it had, the law firm must have convinced the clients that their information was safe.
Was Vladimir Putin one of the clients? Boy, look out. When he says heads will roll, they may not literally roll. But people who cross him somehow end up in hospice care not long after.