Cybersecurity

426 ABA Journal Cybersecurity articles.

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.

How to empower working moms during the coronavirus pandemic
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Carolyn Elefant, an attorney who focuses her practice on energy and environmental matters and the author of several books, including Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be.
Fake websites for 4 BigLaw firms might have been created to get deal information
Fake websites for four large law firms created in 2008 might have been part of an attempt to get insider information on pending Wall Street deals, according to newly declassified FBI documents obtained by the American Lawyer.
Cyberattack led to state’s delayed online bar exam, software provider says
A testing delay with Michigan’s online bar exam was caused by the outside provider experiencing a distributed denial of service attack, the state supreme court's communications director announced Tuesday evening.
Afternoon Briefs: Hackers want $21M from showbiz lawyer; videos of clothed women not a crime

Hackers demand $21M from showbiz lawyer

Hackers are threatening to reveal personal information about the celebrity clients of lawyer Allen Grubman unless he pays them a ransom of $21 million.…

Websites for Texas courts are shut down after ransomware attack
Websites for appellate-level courts in Texas were shut down Friday because of a ransomware attack that was discovered in the early-morning hours of May 8.

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