Cyber attack hits Los Angeles law firm that sued China

January 15, 2010 Gipson Hoffman & Pancione, a Los Angeles law firm that filed a $2.2 billion copyright infringement suit against the People's Republic of China last week, says it was hit by a cyber attack that looks strikingly similar to one that targeted Google, Adobe Systems, and 32 other large companies.

Elliot B. Gipson of Gipson Hoffman & Pancione said that the firm was hit by a spear-phishing attack, the same technique used against Google in China. "They were e-mails targeted at individuals in our law firm that were made to appears as if they were coming from other individuals at our law firm," he said. "They attempted to get the target to click on a link or attachment."

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