The firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, suffered unauthorized access by hackers according to a notice with the California attorney general's office. The notice said that a single file containing personal information relating to I-9 employment verification services was accessed.  

"We promptly commenced an investigation upon learning of this activity and engaged a digital forensic firm to assist with this investigation.  While we have no evidence at this point in time that your information has been viewed,  we wanted to notify you of this incident and assure you that we take it very seriously.  We have taken steps in response to this incident, including implementing enhancements to our IT Security infrastructure and detection capabilities," the firm said.

The fact that hackers targeted a law firm is not surprising as law firms possess a great wealth of some of the most confidential and sensitive data while at the same time, some offices don't take kindly to spending on IT security since it does not directly add to billable hours. Ransomware is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to law firms.  Some hackers are seeking access to confidential and privileged client information.

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