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by Sharon D. Nelson Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

New York Law Firm Coughlin & Gerhart Suffers Data Breach

October 12, 2021

On October 5, New York based law firm Coughlin & Gerhart (C&G) LLP filed a notice of a data breach. The notice said in part:

“On April 5, 2021, C&G discovered suspicious activity related to certain computer systems. C&G immediately launched an investigation, with the assistance of third-party forensic specialists, to determine the nature and scope of the activity. Our investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to the affected systems from April 2, 2021 to April 3, 2021.  C&G began reviewing the contents of the affected systems to determine what, if any, sensitive information was contained within them. On August 24, 2021, C&G’s review determined that the systems contained sensitive information related to certain individuals. Since that time, C&G has been diligently reviewing its records for purposes of notifying those affected individuals. C&G began notifying individuals whose information was impacted on October 5, 2021.

C&G determined that the information impacted by this event varied by individual but may include certain individuals’ names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, financial account information, medical information, and health insurance information.”

 No further information that I am aware of was made public.

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
3975 University Drive, Suite 225, Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: Phone: 703-359-0700
Digital Forensics/Cybersecurity/Information Technology