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A Brief History Of Law Firm Cyberattacks

Law360, New York (June 2, 2016, 4:32 PM EDT) -- The legal industry is the latest gold mine for hackers, whose attacks continue growing in sophistication, frequency and motivation. This, coupled with the fact that so many law firms have branches and associates located around the world, means the entry points for hackers have become even more numerous.

Over the past few months alone, major law firms including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, and most recently, Mossack Fonseca, have all fallen victim to simple, easily preventable data breaches. In the case of Mossack Fonseca, more than 2.6 terabytes of data were stolen without the firm detecting...

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