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After targeting two law firms in the past couple of months, a hacker group called Maze has struck the legal industry again, publicizing a ransomware attack on three small South Dakota firms and vowing to publicly publish their confidential data if the firms do not pay up. 

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at pasmith@alm.com or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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