Detailed and potentially sensitive information uploaded by firms including Weil, Gotshal & Manges, White & Case, Baker McKenzie and DLA Piper was left “exposed” on an open database platform, according to a report by a cybersecurity firm.
The cache of data, which included Companies House forms, partial security authentication details, business email addresses and encrypted passwords, were accessible on a historic database owned and operated by British tech giant Advanced Computer Software, the report says.
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