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

Pro Bono Law Firm Breached by ALPHV/BlackCat Ransomware

July 13, 2023

SC Media reported on July 10 that the pro bono law firm Law Foundation of Silicon Valley has confirmed that over 42,000 individuals had their personal data, including Social Security numbers, compromised following an ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware attack against its offices in February.

Attackers infiltrated one of the Law Foundation’s servers during the President’s Day weekend (cybercriminals do love holiday weekends), which resulted in unauthorized access and exfiltration of tax identification numbers, financial information, immigration numbers, medical records, birthdates, financial account/payment card details, passport/government identification, and digital signatures belonging to the firm’s clients and staff members, according to the law firm’s breach notifications submitted to California and Maine regulators.

“The breach impacts the core of our nonprofit mission to help low-income individuals and families with serious issues to improve their lives. We have partnered with experienced vendors to notify and assist those who are impacted,” said Law Foundation CEO Alison Brunner.

And the amazing number of cyberattacks against law firms in 2023 continues . . .

Hat tip to Dave Ries.

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