Cybersecurity Alert - Hackers Breach Law Firms

April 1, 2016

The Manhattan U.S. attorney's office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating cyber-attacks at several prestigious U.S. law firms. Two of the firms whose computer networks were breached represent numerous financial institutions, including brokers, banks, and investment advisers. The type and amount of data stolen is currently undetermined, and investigators are focusing on whether hackers intend to use the stolen information for insider trading. Further details can be found via news outlets: http://www.wsj.com/articles/hackers-breach-cravath-swaine-other-big-law-firms-1459293504 or http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/31/business/dealbook/cravath-law-firm-discloses-a-data-attack.html?_r=0.

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