Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Now in Hackers’ Sights, Law Firms Must Step Up Protection of Client Confidences

Originally published by Joseph Y. Ahmad.

As the Panama Papers made brutally obvious, law firms contain vast amounts of confidential information about clients. Some of that information might not reflect positively on those clients (such as huge offshore accounts), but other information could help make others rich.

At least, that was the apparent intention when law enforcement came upon a “criminal-seeks-hacker” posting on the “dark web.” According to an alert sent to American Bar Association members by the FBI’s Cyber Division, the criminal was looking for a hacker to break into the networks of international law firms as part of an insider trading scheme. Continue reading →

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