Wednesday, April 29, 2009

WV State Bar Data Breach

The WV State Bar reported yesterday that the Bar's website and servers on its internal network have been compromised. The compromised data might include members' names, mail and email addresses, lawyer identification numbers, and the Social Security numbers of some members and former members.

The Bar says there is no evidence that the information listed above has been used for identity theft or fraud, but that members who have concerns should check their credit reports.

The WV State Bar site remains offline this morning. The Bar has called in data forensics experts to try to determine the extent of the breach. They are in the process of rebuilding the site from scratch.

The Bar's website first showed signs of problems back in September when it was blocked by Google's Safe Browsing feature for serving malware. And I' ve posted about the Bar's website hosting malware earlier this month.


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