Cybersecurity

431 ABA Journal Cybersecurity articles.

Afternoon Briefs: California opens process for retroactive bar admission; judge suspended after election-fraud charge

California opens applications for retroactive bar admission

Provisional licensure applications, for people who recently did not pass the California bar exam but would have with the new cut score, are…

Jones Day is hit by vendor data breach; hackers post files they claim were stolen from the law firm
A hacking group has posted files that it claims to be from Jones Day after the law firm was hit by a data breach at one of its vendors.
Goodwin Procter reports data breach from hack of third-party vendor
Goodwin Procter was hacked through a third-party vendor used for large file transfers, the law firm has revealed in an internal memo.
Federal court documents and DOJ emails compromised in cybersecurity breach
The federal courts and the U.S. Department of Justice have announced that they were apparently affected by a hack of widely used network management software known as SolarWinds.
Texas judicial conduct system and Washington bar association grapple with cyberattacks
Cyberattacks affected the work of the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct and a website of the the Washington State Bar Association, according to two recent news stories.
Trump lawyer says official who defended voting machines should be shot; AG Barr also sees no manipulation
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Department of Justice has uncovered no evidence of widespread election fraud and no evidence of bad voting machines.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump pardons Michael Flynn; lawyer suspended for cyberattack knowledge

Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the…

Suit alleges 2 Littler lawyers misappropriated ‘voluminous amount’ of group’s intellectual property
Two Littler Mendelson lawyers are accused in a lawsuit of misappropriating a “voluminous amount” of a nonprofit’s password-protected intellectual property.
BigLaw firm and bar groups report data breaches
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.
Fragomen reveals data breach affecting some employees of its client Google
Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has revealed a data breach in a notice filed with the state of California on Friday.
Law firms are slow to adopt AI-based technology tools, ABA survey finds
Seyfarth Shaw is in ‘restoration phase’ after malware attack
Seyfarth Shaw announced Thursday that the law firm has worked tirelessly this week to protect its confidential data after a malware attack last weekend.
Afternoon Briefs: Property law scholar wins ‘genius grant;’ judge says inmates entitled to stimulus checks

Law prof who studied Black land ownership wins ‘genius grant’

Thomas Wilson Mitchell, a law professor at the Texas A&M University, is the only lawyer among 21 winners of the…

How can courts counter disinformation? Arizona task force releases recommendations
An Arizona panel has called for court officials in the state and throughout the country to do more to address the threat of disinformation targeting the justice system.
National security lawyers say Russia is ramping up attacks on the American judiciary—and meeting resistance

“I think their clearest objective is to convince people that our institutions, including our justice system, are irrevocably broken,” says Suzanne Spaulding, senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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