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442 ABA Journal Cybersecurity articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Husch Blackwell merges with boutique firm; man sentenced for threat to Flynn judge

Husch Blackwell will merge with boutique firm

Husch Blackwell has announced a merger with a health law boutique that represents hospitals and health care systems in the Boston area. The…

New data shows lateral associate hiring happening across the board

Lateral hiring for associates increased in nearly all practice groups in the first quarter of 2021, with data privacy, entertainment and media and insurance practices showing the most activity, according to a legal data company.

Afternoon Briefs: New York City law department hacked; Stanford Law wasn’t involved in fake flyer fracas

New York City law department is hacked

Lawyers in New York City’s law department have no remote access to the the computer system after a computer hack, a spokesperson said…

Justice Barrett parts ways with 3 conservative justices in ruling on reach of computer fraud law

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act doesn’t apply to a police officer’s search of a license plate database for an acquaintance who paid him more than $5,000.

Goldberg Segalla is sued over alleged leak of woman’s personal information on PACER

A fashion model has filed a lawsuit alleging that Goldberg Segalla exposed her Social Security number and other personal information in a PACER filing.

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm requires tests for unvaccinated; Florida will fine social media for candidate bans

BigLaw firm requires COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated

Lawyers and staff members at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom who don’t get vaccines will have to test negative for COVID-19 within…

Jones Day documents, hacked in vendor breach, reveal Chicago drone program details

Emails from the city of Chicago and its police department are among the documents stolen from Jones Day in a hack of its file transfer vendor, Accellion. The emails reveal that Chicago started a drone program using money from forfeiture proceeds.

Lawyer seeks new trial based on alleged cybersecurity flaws in phone-cracking product

A Maryland defense lawyer is seeking a new trial for his client after a blog post claimed that a product used by police to extract cellphone data has cybersecurity flaws.

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.

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