January 18, 2021

Through human and conventional openings, successful breaches happening at dizzying speeds

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By Ricci Dipshan, From Legaltech News Hackers and cybercriminals are posing as employees to access company systems and finding success exploiting in traditional weak spots Law firm cyberthreats may have evolved over the past year to rely more on insider threats to quickly breach systems, but many still use tried-and-true approaches such as vulnerability hacking and […]

Cybersecurity professionals apprehensive on [US] government access to encrypted data

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By Ian Lopez, From Legaltech News A survey conducted at the 2016 RSA Conference highlights feelings towards government access of encrypted data. Personal data can be a divisive force, and as exemplified in Apple’s ensuing legal battle with the FBI, many are concerned with the government having unfettered access to such information . A recent […]

Casino sues cybersecurity firm for ‘woefully inadequate’ investigation

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By Erin E. Harrison, From Editor in Chief, Legaltech News Affinity Gaming filed a lawsuit against Trustwave alleging the firm’s work was ‘grossly negligent’ data breach investigation involving 300,000 customers. A Las Vegas casino operator that filed a lawsuit against a cybersecurity firm the company hired in the wake of a 2013 data breach may […]

Is a vendor necessary? The Argument for in-house E-discovery

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By Zach Warren, From Legaltech News Geoffrey Vance of Perkins Coie says the move can be a ‘win-win-win’ for law firms. Before purchasing a new e-discovery platform, there are a number of different questions law firms should ask, including the true cost of the platform, whether current firm hardware can handle the platform, and what […]

Legal Tech Tomorrowland: Experts make predictions for the future

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By Mike Susong, From Legaltech News Industry experts discuss the progress of the commoditization and automation in the legal field. Legaltech News recently spoke with several industry luminaries to discuss their predictions for the next 12 months in legal technology. Naturally, it was impossible to not also take the opportunity to ask them about the […]

Amazon Web Services, GoDaddy named in Ashley Madison related litigation

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By Ed Silverstein, From Legaltech News Seeking at least $3 million in damages, the lawsuit was brought in Arizona federal court by three unnamed plaintiffs. Following a flurry of litigation against Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media, a new lawsuit is pending against GoDaddy, Amazon Web Services and other data hosting providers. Seeking at […]

Could the Ashley Madison hack have been an inside job?

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By Ed Silverstein, From Legaltech News ‘The tech evidence supports the assertion it was done with local access as opposed to remotely,’ says ThreatSTOP Inc. CEO Tom Byrnes Canadian authorities continue to investigate the publication of leaked personal data from as many as 40 million users that were taken from Ashley Madison, an adultery website. […]