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California Attorney Investigates Confidential Disciplinary Records Posted Online

Exploit: Hacking

State Bar of California: Legal Professional & Regulatory Body

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Risk to Business: 2.177= Severe

The State Bar of California is investigating a data breach after learning that a third-party website had published confidential information about 260,000 attorney discipline cases in California and other jurisdictions. The exposed data included case numbers, file dates, information about the types of cases and their statuses, respondent and complaining witness names.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Sensitive data of this sort is a valuable commodity. This information could be used for blackmail, fraud, spear phishing, BEC and so much more nastiness.

Source: LA times