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Cybersecurity

443 ABA Journal Cybersecurity articles.

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.

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.

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