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‘Dark Overlord’ Hack Shows Mounting Cyber Risks for Law Firms

The Hacker Group Wants Ransom Payments from Dozens of Firms Involved In the Sept. 11 Litigation, and Experts Warn That More Attacks Are Coming

Leaders of those law firms are all likely scratching their heads about how to handle a recent announcement from a nebulous hacker entity calling itself the “Dark Overlord,” which claims to be in possession of 18,000 legal and insurance documents pertaining to the court fight.

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Dozens of law firms had their hands in the sprawling litigation that stemmed from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

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