Hacking group publishes 'full dump' of law firm's data; another responds to cybersecurity incident

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Two law firms are grappling with the effects of recent cyber intrusions.

The 11-lawyer Texas law firm Baker Wotring had its data exposed by hackers, including fee agreements and diaries from personal injury cases, reports.

A second firm, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, responded to suspicious activity on its network by taking it offline, Law360 reports. A law firm press release is here.

Wilson Elser said lawyers are accessing emails through a remote system, its phone system is working, and its offices are open. There is no indication, at this point, that any client data has been compromised, the firm said in the Feb. 10 statement.

Baker Wotring’s data, on the other hand, was exposed in what the hacking group Maze called a “full dump,” according to Maze hacks into targets and seizes their data, then seeks to expose it unless a ransom is paid.

Baker Wotring is one of at least five law firms targeted by Maze since last month.

In past incidents, Maze has sought a ransom in the range of $1 million to $2 million.

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