Data from Hundreds of Law Firms Left Exposed on Old Database, Report Says

Simon Lock reports:

Detailed and potentially sensitive information uploaded by firms including Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May, Weil Gotshal & Manges and White & Case was left “exposed” on an open database platform, according to a report by a cybersecurity firm.

The cache of data, which included Companies House forms, partial security authentication details, business email addresses and encrypted passwords, were accessible on a historic database owned and operated by British tech giant Advanced Computer Software, the report says.

Read more on The leak was previously reported on FT, after having been discovered by Turgensec.

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