Kremlin dismissal of the Panama Papers scandal as mere "Putinophobia" cooked up by the US to discredit Russia's president aside, most other governments are taking the leaked documents seriously. At least seven countries have opened investigations into the data around the world open investigations into the data released by investigative reporters at Süddeutsche Zeitung and its media partners. Iceland's government may fall as a result of the scandal, and Süddeutsche Zeitung says that more revelations are coming. So far the leaked documents purport to show that Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca was connected with about 215,000 shell companies.
Anonymous prepares for its annual operation against Israeli websites. April 7 is the now traditional date dedicated to expressing hacktivist support for Palestinian interests. Israeli sites are bracing for the expected attacks.
Internal audits suggest that US State Department passport and visa databases remain vulnerable to compromise, although so far at least no leaks appear to have occurred.
The Taliban's Islamist propaganda app made it into the Google Play Store, where it remained for two days until Google noticed what was up and ejected the Taliban for violations of terms and conditions.
Google patched yesterday, closing eight vulnerabilities it characterized as "critical."
In industry news, Dell SecureWorks prepares for its April IPO. Layoffs continue at IBM, and may reach 14,000 in fiscal 2016. Palo Alto Networks expands its partner program.
The FBI offers other law enforcement agencies help gaining access to smart phones. UK police seem content with more traditional investigative methods.