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1)Thread. BREAKING: Chinese intelligence-backed hackers penetrated the computer system of a U.S. law firm. #Cyberlaw #hackers #CyberAttacks #ActiveMeasures
@TrickFreee @tribelaw @BartSlawson @WillBenton1 @BillTilley bit.ly/2StIE1X
2) Attackers used stolen user credentials "possibly gained via a third-party supply chain compromise" to gain access to the firm's network in late 2017, before installing malware that allowed them to obtain user passwords.
#Cyberlaw #hackers #cyberattacks #ActiveMeasures
3) The unidentified law firm represented clients in the pharmaceutical, technology, electronics, biomedical & automotive sectors. The sensitive information law firms hold has made them prime targets for hackers in recent years. #Cyberlaw #hackers #CyberAttacks #ActiveMeasures
3) The most recent law firm hack occurred in January, when a hacking group calling itself "The Dark Overlord" released a confidential files it says it stole from a law firm involved in l 9/11 attack litigation, and offered more sensitive documents to the highest bidder.
4) The ABA 2017 Legal Tech Survey revealed that 22% of law firms had a cyberattack or data breach in 2017l, 11 percent of law firms had to notify their clients of a data breach in 2017, and 17 percent reported an incident to law enforcement.

5) In Nov. 2018 the ABA released guidelines for law firms to prevent malign actors from hacking their computer systems. #Cyberlaw #hackers #CyberAttacks #ActiveMeasures

6) According to the ABA, Cyber attacks have become so frequent that it is no longer a matter of whether firms will be the victim of a cyber attack, but a question of when and to what extent. #Cyberlaw #hackers #CyberAttacks #ActiveMeasures bit.ly/2SivCVy
7) Cybercriminals looking for valuable information to quickly monetize through an auction or via ransomware have hit the jackpot w/ poorly guarded information systems of many law firms. #Cyberlaw #hackers #CyberAttacks #ActiveMeasures
8) Standard legal malpractice insurance policies do not protect law firms from liability for cyberattacks.. Legal malpractice provider ALPS offers a separate policy to cover cyber attacks. #Cyberlaw #hackers #CyberAttacks #ActiveMeasures

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