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481 ABA Journal Cybersecurity articles.

Covington settles SEC suit demanding names of clients affected by data breach

Covington & Burling has agreed to turn over to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission the names of six corporate clients apparently affected by a data breach, resolving an agency lawsuit that at first sought the names of 298 publicly traded clients.

ABA’s AI task force will provide lawyers with practical tips, starting with Sept. 28 webinar

Through the next year, the ABA’s Task Force on the Law and Artificial Intelligence will provide practical information to help lawyers navigate and responsibly use AI, as well as recommendations and reports on several key issues.

Weekly Briefs: Fired reporter drops Dechert suit; Hunter Biden’s lawyer resigns

Fired reporter drops suit against Dechert

A reporter who said he was fired from the Wall Street Journal because of information released in a “hack-and-smear operation” has dropped his lawsuit…

Dentons breaks up with Chinese law firm; will others follow?

Dentons announced Tuesday that it is separating from the Beijing Dacheng Law Offices but will continue a “preferred” relationship with the Chinese law firm.

‘Cybersecurity is a journey,’ and lawyers’ knowledge must be up to date, ABA House says

The House of Delegates approved a trio of cybersecurity-related resolutions that urge lawyers and organizations to tighten cybersecurity measures and urge education about emerging technologies. One resolution was focused on Congress and federal agencies, another on lawyers and law firms, and the third on law schools.

Weekly Briefs: Wire-transfer fraudsters fool 3 law practices; Quinn Emanuel discloses cyberattack

Unwitting money transfers to fraudsters yield reprimands

Three North Carolina lawyers have been reprimanded for separate incidents in which they or their staff members mistakenly transferred real estate money or…

Judge whittles SEC request for names of nearly 300 BigLaw clients to 7

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is entitled to learn the names of seven Covington & Burling corporate clients affected by a cyberattack.

BigLaw firms are targeted in cyberattacks and hacking lawsuits

Law firms are frequently the target of hackers because of the valuable information they hold. Five would-be class actions have been filed this year over alleged cyberattacks at law firms.

Weekly Briefs: $10.3B ‘forever chemicals’ deal announced; data-breach suit against Cadwalader dropped

3M agrees to settle ‘forever chemicals’ cases for $10.3B

3M, a multinational conglomerate corporation and a maker of chemicals, has agreed to pay $10.3 billion to settle claims by municipalities…

What cybersecurity threats do generative AI chatbots like ChatGPT pose to lawyers?

Experts say these chatbots could supercharge a host of other security threats, including phishing, social engineering and malware.

Former judge will avoid computer-trespassing charges in deal with prosecutors

A former judge in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has reached a deal with state prosecutors that would result in dismissal of charges alleging that she improperly allowed outsiders to access county computers.

‘Warlike action’ exclusion didn’t protect insurers from Merck’s cyberattack claim, appeals court says

A New Jersey appeals court ruled last week that an exclusion for “hostile/warlike action” in insurance policies covering "all risks" didn’t bar a pharmaceutical company’s claim for damages in a cyberattack.

ABA faces lawsuit over data breach

A would-be class action lawsuit has been filed against the American Bar Association for an alleged failure to safeguard members' data that was exposed in a security breach.

ABA notifies members of stolen data

The ABA reported on Thursday that some of its members’ account information was stolen during a data security breach in March. “To be clear, the passwords were not exposed in plain text,” according to the ABA, which also notified members of the breach via email.

Weekly Briefs: Murder cases move slowly in Chicago; Neuriva decision could limit attorney fees

Justice is slow in Chicago

Most murder cases in the county that includes Chicago take four years or longer to resolve, according to a series of investigative stories by the…

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