'Outdated' Accellion Software To Blame For Hack, Victims Say

Law360 (February 18, 2021, 10:55 PM EST) -- Accellion's disregard for data security led to a recent hack of its file transfer software, compromising the personal information of 1.6 million Washington state residents, according to a California class action filed Wednesday that appears to target the same software linked to a data breach at Jones Day.

If California-based software company Accellion Inc. hadn't been marketing an outdated file transfer product that was vulnerable to security threats, hackers wouldn't have been able to access the personal information of more than a million Washington state residents who filed unemployment insurance claims last year, according to the class action complaint filed by...

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