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More than 190 law firms were affected by the issue.

Detailed and potentially sensitive information uploaded by firms including Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May, Weil Gotshal & Manges and White & Case 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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Simon Lock

Simon joined Law.com International in June 2019 after finishing his degree at City, University of London. His areas of focus are legal tech, insurance, and intellectual property. [email protected]

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