WV Bar Says Internal Network, Web Site Hacked

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, WV (AP) -- The West Virginia State Bar is warning members of potential identity theft after someone hacked into the organization's web site and internal computer network.

The Bar said Tuesday it discovered the security breach recently while its web site was being upgraded.

The Bar says all person information on its network is potentially compromised.

This information includes members' names, mail and e-mail addresses, lawyer identification numbers, and the social security numbers of some members and former members.

The bar says there's no evidence of identity theft or fraud.

But it's advising members who have concerns to ask credit reporting agencies to place a fraud alert in their files.

The web site was taken offline April 17 and a new one will be built to replace it.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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