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Panelists at a cybersecurity discussion during the ABA annual meeting, from left, Rishi Bhandari, Joseph Lawlor, Craig Newman, Edward Kim and Rachel NguyenPanelists at a cybersecurity discussion during the ABA annual meeting, from left, Rishi Bhandari, Joseph Lawlor, Craig Newman, Edward Kim and Rachel Nguyen (Courtesy of New York City Bar)

Here’s a hypothetical but very possible scenario for a law firm: A hacker emails a law firm leader, saying he has obtained confidential and sensitive client information from the firm and will make it public unless the hacker is paid millions, in an apparent ransomware attack.

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