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Hacked Law Firm Shuts Down

Consider it the law firm hack that shook the world. When Mossack Fonseca’s confidential files were released as the “Panama Papers” in April, 2016, the fallout was immediate and extensive. The papers, covering d... Casey C. Sullivan   |     22 Mar 2018

Law Firms Are Scrambling to Protect Themselves From Hackers (Finally)

Law firms have long been easy targets for hackers. They are full of sensitive information, yet the resources expended on data security often don’t measure up against efforts taken in other industries, such as f... Casey C. Sullivan   |     01 Mar 2018

Some of the Biggest Threats to Law Firm Cybersecurity Come From Within

Last week, the Fifth Circuit upheld the conviction and sentencing of Anastasio Laoutaris, who was accused of hacking into the computers of an Am Law 100 firm resulting in over a million dollars’ worth of damage... Casey C. Sullivan   |     06 Feb 2018

Roy Moore Phishing Emails Seek Inappropriate Relationship With Lawyers

Chinese hackers are using Roy Moore to target attorneys at major firms, according to analysts with the cybersecurity firm FireEye. Lawyers with at least three multinational firms have been targeted with emails ... Casey C. Sullivan   |     07 Dec 2017

Why the Data Breach Epidemic Is a People Problem: Q&A With Cooley's Randy Sabett

Look left. Look right. Chances are, you know someone whose personal or corporate information was compromised as a result of a data breach. Facing mounting pressure to stem the rising tide of data breaches, espe... Eric Pesale   |     05 Dec 2017

How to Use Two-Factor Authentication to Protect Data in Litigation & Discovery

You’ve been hacked. Whether you’re aware of it or not, it’s almost certain that hackers somewhere have your private, personal information: your name, email addresses, passwords, birth dates, etc. Hackers may ha... Casey C. Sullivan   |     01 Dec 2017

5 Email Security Tips Lawyers Can Use to Encrypt Their Attorney-Client Communications

In today’s cybercrime-ridden business environment, hackers are increasingly targeting law firms to mine sensitive client data. As the ABA has noted, cybercriminals love to pick on law firms because they often s... Eric Pesale   |     08 Nov 2017

Law Firm Data Breach Could Be Panama Papers 2.0

In April, 2016, over 11 million confidential files, taken during a data breach at the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, were leaked to the press. These “Panama Papers” revealed the Byzantine complex of shell... Casey C. Sullivan   |     27 Oct 2017
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