Florida Bar Exam Software Sees Data Breaches
Florida law grads who were required to download software on their computer for the virtual August bar exam may have been exposed to data breaches.
A number of Florida law students who planned to sit for the online bar exam in August claim there were attempts from Russia to access accounts after they were required to download test software from ILG Technologies, ABC News reports.
“There are now accounts emerging of examinees receiving emails from websites claiming that their information was used to log in or that a login attempt was detected from another country,” a number of students tell ABC News.
The Florida Board of Bar Examiners (FBBE) originally planned for the bar exam to take place on August 20, however, the board ultimately cancelled it altogether citing that a virtual exam was not “technically feasible,” according to ABC News.
“Our inability to offer the Bar examination in August was a failure. We apologize for that failure,” Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady said in video released last week. “We acknowledge and accept the criticism that has been directed at the court and the Board of Bar Examiners.”
OFFICIAL DATE SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER
The exam, which has been delayed twice, has been officially rescheduled to October 13, with testing extended to October 14 for those who need accommodations, News4Jax reports.
While there have been a number of mishaps related to the Florida bar exam, the good news is that the FBBE has released the topics that will be tested in October.
Forbes reported that the multiple-choice questions will be divided into seven possible subjects. They include Florida Civil Procedure, Florida Criminal Procedure, Torts, Business Entities, Wills, and Evidence Trusts.
Additionally, the essay questions will involve the following subjects: Torts, Property, Florida Constitutional Law, Ethics, The Uniform Commercial Code (Article 3), and Contracts.