BigLaw firm and bar groups report data breaches
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A ransomware attack on a vendor may have revealed some information about current and former employees at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, the law firm has reported.
Law.com found the revelation in reports filed with the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs. The publication also learned the New York City Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association reported data breaches to the Maryland attorney general’s office.
Cadwalader said in its notice that Cadwalader employee information may have been copied during a March ransomware attack on TBG West Insurance. Some Social Security numbers may have been revealed, the law firm learned in July.
The incident didn’t occur on Cadwalader systems. “The vendor breach didn’t impact the firm’s systems or any client data,” the law firm told Law.com.
Both the New York City Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association said credit card information may have been gathered from unauthorized code inserted on their websites through third-party software.
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