One of the founders of Mossack Fonseca law firm, Ramon Fonseca said his company was hacked and denies the leak was an inside job, saying his company was victim of hackers from abroad.
The leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca showed how the world’s rich and powerful are able to stash their wealth and avoid taxes. The law firm is based in Panama and has more than 40 offices worldwide.
He said, “We rule out an inside job, This is not a leak. This is a hack”. Fonseca told Reuters news agency at the company’s headquarter in Panama City’s business district. We have a theory and we are following it.
Fonseca said that the firm had lodged a criminal complaint with Panamanian prosecutors on Monday over the alleged server breach.
Fonseca also said that in all the reporting on the Panama Papers so far “nobody is talking of the hack and that is the only crime that has been committed”.