Data Miner Creativity Escalates PACER Security
Several courts, mostly bankruptcy courts, have noticed PACER activity outside the normal routine. Diagnostic investigation has revealed that data miners are retrieving information "from areas of the PACER application that are free while at least one is exploiting a vulnerability in the system." A patch was recently posted for the court's servers that will limit the vulnerability. These events demonstrate the substantial value of the electronic information available in PACER and the increasing accessibility of information.