Are Cops a Cybersecurity Threat to Lawyers?

In a recent article, a lawyer representing several current and former police officers in a whistle blower case is saying that during discovery, an external hard drive turned over by the police was booby-trapped with malware. The pieces of malware were three trojans, included a password logger, backdoors, and one program that facilitates downloading installing additional programs. The lawyer’s security consultant discovered the trojans and noted that these trojans were not likely placed on the hard drive by accident, given the specific location of the trojans on the external drive and the fact that the police department has real-time antivirus protection.

from Jurispage