Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft is one of the oldest operating law firms in the United States today. The company is based in Washington and offers a variety of legal services to private clients in the country. The organization manages a significant amount of information for clients, some of which are highly personal. Some of that information was recently lost to a data breach.
This Cadwalader data breach occurred because attackers either utilized a phishing scam or a network security vulnerability to get into the system files at the law firm. Once in the network, the hackers began accessing confidential files and taking off with private data that could make the firm look bad.
The legal data breach lasted from November 15 to 16, 2022. During those two days, a significant amount of information was accessed, and it could have been copied for later use. We don't know exactly what files were accessed, but many people could have been compromised by this attack if they weren't lucky.
This Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft LLP data breach impacts customers of the law firm that entrusted their data to the firm. If you rely on the firm to deliver legal services to you, you may be at serious risk of being exposed.
There is no official file count for the Cadwalader files accessed and impacted by this data breach. The file server is home to thousands of documents, and any of them could have been influenced by this breach. If you receive a notice from the company about the data breach, you should utilize the credit monitoring services offered by the company to protect yourself.