Australian Legal Privacy Breach, 22 January 2021
Allens victim of high-profile cyber attack
Client data was compromised after a file-sharing system designed by California-based cloud company Accellion was accessed illegally earlier this month
Major Australian law firm Allens was the victim of a high-profile cyber attack that compromised the service provider it trusted with sensitive information, including commercial-in-confidence documents related to Westpac’s anti-money laundering compliance.
Allens had not announced the attack to the public when approached for comment.