Firm warns security breach could put client data at risk

A leading firm has issued a warning to clients that their data could have been revealed during a security breach in 2016.

Appleby, which is based in Jersey, has stated that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has made a number of enquiries regarding papers which contained allegations made against the firm as well as the business conducted by certain clients.

In a statement posted on the firm’s website, Appleby’s said that they’re ‘committed to protecting client’s data’ and that their cybersecurity and data access arrangements have since been reviewed.

Responding to the possibility of the client data being leaked to media organisations, the firm stated: “We are disappointed that the media may choose to use information which could have emanated from material obtained illegally, and that this may result in exposing innocent parties to data protection breaches.”

The firm also set out that there was no wrongdoing on its part, stating: ‘We are an offshore law firm who advises clients on legitimate and lawful ways to conduct their business. We do not tolerate illegal behaviour,’

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