Offshore Leaks – Update
As an almost immediate update to our blog post from yesterday, today we learned that the names of about 4,000 Americans form part of the leaked data. The Washington Post is to begin reporting some of the information on April 7, so it seems that in just a few days some records will be publicly revealed. We have further learned that the leaked data, originally stored on a single computer hard drive, “arrived in the mail” more than a year ago and includes contact information, emails, copies of passports, bank statements, etc. on these accounts and was transferred to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) which then spent a year sifting through and organizing the 260 gigabytes of data.