Dentons' Low-Tech Email Breach Shows Firms' Vulnerability

By Sam Reisman (June 26, 2017, 10:21 PM EDT) -- The arrest Thursday of a former Dentons litigation associate for allegedly trying to extort firm partners using information taken from a superior's email account cast a spotlight on how even the most robust cybersecurity measures can fall short if basic good practices are not maintained.

Michael Potere was charged in California federal court with attempting to extort his onetime employers at Dentons for $210,000 and a piece of artwork. If his demands were not met, prosecutors say, Potere threatened to email to the legal news blog Above the Law sensitive and confidential information he had lifted from a managing partner's email...

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