It was both literally and figuratively a dark and stormy night, at least according to the FBI forensics report. That pinpointed New Year’s Eve as the moment when a vast trove of extremely sensitive data was stolen from the firm Krennic, Erso & Tarkin. While the office was quiet and closing, with most out celebrating the eagerly anticipated end of 2016, its servers were subjected to a sophisticated digital heist.

This was not the first time a law firm had experienced a security breach. But what happened next was indeed unprecedented.

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