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Cybersecurity

434 ABA Journal Cybersecurity articles.

After ransomware attack on state attorney general’s office, hackers begin posting documents

Hackers have posted documents that are said to be stolen from the Illinois attorney general’s office, including documents labeled “judgments entered,” “shakedown cases” and “state prisoners.”

Array of cyber investigation tools comes with risks

As courts rely more on digital forensic evidence in civil and criminal cases, attorneys have investigatory tools at their disposal that nevertheless raise legal and ethical concerns.

Lawyers warned of AI pitfalls, cybersecurity attacks and deepfake threats

If lawyers and their clients make use of artificial intelligence, they should consider the ethical and legal implications and protect against the emerging threat of deepfakes and cybersecurity attacks, legal experts said Monday at ABA Techshow.

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.

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