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.

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.