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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey has charged a California man with money laundering after a New Jersey law firm’s email account was hacked and $560,000 was fraudulently obtained from a client of the firm.

The case serves as a reminder of how vulnerable—and how attractive—law firms are to cybercriminals.

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Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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