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The top-tier Australian law firm Allens was struck in a cyberattack after an IT company it used to share sensitive information and client data was compromised, according to a media report.

The Australian Financial Review reported that a file-sharing system provided by Californian cloud company Accellion and used by Allens was accessed illegally earlier this month.

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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