IBM Office Accused of Hacking Law Firm

A federal judge is considering whether a lawsuit can go ahead in which a law firm claims that IBM and an employee in its Durham, N.C., facility tried to hack into the law firm's e-mail system.

The complaint alleges that more than 42,000 attempts were made to enter the firm's system — and the attempts were traced to IBM's Durham office. The law firm is suing IBM for attorney fees, as well as the cost of improved security measures.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: