Georgia State Bar Confirms Data Breach After Ransomware Attack


The State Bar of Georgia was hit by a ransomware attack earlier this year and the organization has now confirmed that member and employee information was compromised. When the incident was disclosed in early May 2022, the organization provided only a few details about what had happened in April 2022.

About a month later, the bar disclosed that BitLocker ransomware, which encrypted tens of servers and workstations, was used in the attack. A State Bar of Georgia representative at the time stated, “Although this has been officially referred to as a ransomware attack, no monetary demand has been made and no proof of possession of any personally identifiable information or other data has been provided.

The bar initially stated that there was no proof that any personal data had been compromised, but a statement issued last week revealed that the attacker may have obtained some information on both members and current and former employees.

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