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Allen & Overy dodges data leak bullet as firm tight-lipped on ransom outcome

As the deadline for Allen & Overy (A&O) to pay a multimillion dollar ransom on its data passed by without incident on 28 November, the firm declined to comment on whether it had paid the cyber criminals off.

On 9 November A&O said it had suffered a ‘data incident’. Posts from X user and self-described ‘threat intelligence platform for cybersecurity’ @FalconFeedsio on Wednesday 8 November suggested that notorious cyber criminal group LockBit had targeted the firm, with a threat to release ‘all available data’ by 28 November.