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In February 2017, tax forms for hundreds of current and former Jenner & Block employees fell in the wrong hands, potentially exposing their private addresses, Social Security numbers and salary information.

The law firm described the breach as a phishing incident, telling New York officials that files containing employees’ W-2 forms were “mistakenly transmitted to an unauthorized recipient in response to what was believed to be a legitimate request from management.”

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