Florida bar exam software leads to hacker attacks


Florida law graduates are reporting that they have encountered significant data breaches, including attempted hacks on bank accounts, as a result of using software from Missouri-based ILG Technologies that they were required to download in order to take the bar exam virtually, a necessity because of the pandemic. The online test was later cancelled, but since then would-be test takers have reported attempts originating from Russia to access sensitive accounts and, in a few cases, having their entire computer wiped out. ILG, whose development office is in Turkey, says there is no evidence linking its software with any security breaches.


Writer: Luke Barr
Publication: ABC News