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2017 Bonuses Revealed! (Just Kidding: You’ve Been Hacked) (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal, August 10, 2017

2017 Bonuses Revealed! (Just Kidding: You’ve Been Hacked)

“Here’s a hypothetical but very possible scenario for a law firm: A hacker emails a law firm leader, saying he has obtained confidential and sensitive client information from the firm and will make it public unless the hacker is paid millions, in an apparent ransomware attack. What should a firm do? A panel of experts weighed in Thursday at a cybersecurity discussion during the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in New York. The event, moderated by Craig Newman at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, was held at the New York City Bar Association. The meeting came less than six weeks after DLA Piper fell victim to a ransomware attack that crippled the global firm’s communications.”

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