By Hayley Dixon in Hamilton, Bermuda
and Claire Newell in London
Some of the world’s richest people are bracing for their financial details to be exposed after a major offshore company admitted that its computer records had been hacked.
Appleby, a firm based in Bermuda with offices in many tax havens, said it was in the process of warning clients that they may be implicated in a massive leak of sensitive information.
It is understood the leak involves some of Britain’s wealthiest people, who have been instructing lawyers and public relations companies in an effort to protect their reputations.
The disclosure of the leak also threatens to call into question the status of several British Overseas Territories which can offer tax benefits to the very wealthy. If questionable activities or conduct are exposed, the British Government is also likely to face searching questions over its oversight of the territories involved.
It is understood that a …
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