The threat of keylogging
continues and CM/ECF users are not immune. According to a recent internal memo, over 100 PACER and several dozen CM/ECF filer accounts have been compromised by keyloggers this year nationwide. The keylogging is due to hidden software on the computer of the PACER or CM/ECF filer. The federal government monitors apparent keylogging on private accounts which access government computers, and notifies PACER users or CM/ECF filers of the infection on the users' machines, and the fact that their names and passwords (and quite likely their banking and client communications accounts) have been compromised. The Clerk of the Court is also notifed when a CM/ECF filing account has been compromised. It is more than likely that CM/ECF and PACER access are not the goal of these keyloggers -- but that they are pursuing more financially rewarding information.