The State of California Attorney is investigating a potential data breach after discovering that a publicly available website had published confidential information related to approximately 260,000 attorney disciplinary cases. Via , Thanh said they became aware of the incident after finding the files on a website that aggregates public case files. According to the organization, the website displays information regarding the case number, filing date, case status, as well as the names of defendants’ witnesses and complaints. As of Saturday night, the bar said all leaked information had been removed from the site.
State Bar officials don’t know if someone obtained the information by hacking. The organization tasked its records management system provider Odyssey with investigating the incident. It has also notified law enforcement and hired a team of forensic experts to assist with the investigation. “The State Bar deeply apologizes to anyone affected by this breach,” the organization said. “We are doing everything in our power to address the issue and prevent any future harm.”
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