US court orders law firm Covington to name some clients for SEC probe | Reuters

Covington & Burling must identify some clients caught up in a 2020 hack on the law firm to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Monday in a case that could impact future cyberattack investigations.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ordered Covington to give the SEC the names of seven public company clients that may have had information relevant to investors accessed or stolen, dealing a partial victory to the financial regulator in its probe of the attack.

A spokesperson for Covington said the firm will “review the decision carefully and consider any next steps in consultation with our affected clients.”

Source: US court orders law firm Covington to name some clients for SEC probe | Reuters