Federal Court Security Breach Said To Have 'Startling' Scope

By Ben Kochman (July 28, 2022, 8:25 PM EDT) — An early 2020 security breach impacting the federal judiciary’s electronic document filing system had a deeper impact than was initially disclosed, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee revealed Thursday, saying he found the episode “startling.”

Speaking during a hearing on oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said his office was informed in March that the court system breach, first announced in January 2021, had a “startling breadth and scope.”

Calling the attack a “security failure,” Nadler added that “even more concerning was the disturbing impact this security breach had on pending civil and criminal…

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