The American Bar Association has suffered a data breach after hackers compromised its network and gained access to older credentials for 1,466,000 members.
The ABA is the largest association of lawyers and legal professionals globally, with 166,000 members as of 2022.
The organization provides continuing education and services for lawyers and judges, as well as initiatives to improve the legal system in the USA. Thursday night, the ABA began notifying members that a hacker was detected on its network on March 17th, 2003, and may have gained access to members’ login credentials for a legacy member system decommissioned in 2018.
BleepingComputer was told by the ABA that 1,466,000 members were affected by this breach.
The ABA recommends that members change their passwords on the site and any other sites utilizing the same credentials.
All ABA members are advised to also watch for spear-phishing emails impersonating the ABA, as threat actors may use them to access further personal information.