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How Law Firms Are Failing To Keep Clients' Data Safe

By Aebra Coe (October 25, 2017, 6:07 PM EDT) -- News broke Tuesday night that client data was stolen from offshore law firm Appleby in a cyberattack, and as the firm deals with the consequences of the breach, cybersecurity experts say Appleby is not alone — most law firms have a major data security problem.

Appleby, which offers offshore legal services, was hacked last year, according to a statement on the firm's website, which was prompted by an investigation into the firm's clients by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The offshore law firm is not the first to be hacked in recent memory — just this past June, DLA Piper...

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