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IBM Office Accused of Hacking Law Firm

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IBM Office Accused of Hacking Law Firm

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IBM Office Accused of Hacking Law Firm

IBM Office Accused of Hacking Law Firm

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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.