Becoming Proactive about Law Firm Cyber Security By David Menken
“During the early morning hours of June 27, 2014 a hard drive containing backup files for one of the firm’s servers was stolen from the locked trunk of an employee’s vehicle…. We have confirmed that the hard drive may have contained your name, birthday, Social Security number, driver’s license and contact information, such as your home address, email and phone number.”
This breach did not happen to a big-box store. It happened to a criminal defense law firm in California and the admission was in a letter to an undisclosed number of people, presumably current clients, past clients, employees, and any other individual whose personal information was stored in the stolen hard drive, apparently in unencrypted form.