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#PanamaPapers was a hack, not a whistleblow

April 5, 2016 - Uncategorized


Revelations from the massive #PanamaPapers data dump are still being made by journalists across the world, but one thing seems to be clear. According to Ramon Fonseca, a co-founder of Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian company whose dealings have been leaked for all to see, this was a hack. Unlike those released by Ed Snowden, he told Panama’s Channel 2 that the documents were obtained illegally by hackers, according to Bloomberg. The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which was first offered the data more than a year ago, says it was sent the files through an encrypted channel by an anonymous source, and it was not asked for any money in…

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