Law Firm Defends Hack Response As Rare Breach Trial Opens

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By Cara Salvatore (March 28, 2022, 11:04 PM EDT) — A law firm accused by its insurer client of mishandling a data hack went to trial Monday, saying it did not violate its standard of care and was actually cut out of the response process.

The trial involving Kansas City, Missouri, law firm Warden Grier and its longtime client Hiscox began Monday afternoon in front of a federal jury picked that morning. Warden Grier found out about a breach of its server by prolific hacking group The Dark Overlord in early 2017. But Hiscox did not learn of it until more than a year later and sued the firm in 2020….

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