Fascinating read on The Panama Papers and the issues that led to the compromise of 72 current and former heads of state offshore financial details.
Yes - the attack was as a result of vulnerabilities in Drupal and WordPress.
This really highlights the importance of maintaining a "Defence In Depth" approach to security on a website.
Defence in depth examples:
- Web Application Firewall
- File Change Monitoring
- Access Log Monitoring
- Malware Detection
- and so on.
For information on how easy/simple protecting your website is, go to www.foregenix.com/fgxweb.
The extraordinary 'Panama Papers leak' from Law firm Mossack Fonseca that exposed the tax-avoiding efforts by the world's richest and most influential members was initially believed to be the result of an unpatched vulnerability in the popular content management systems: Drupal and WordPress.