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Cyber-attacks threaten Law firms

The three most common threats for high street law firms in the UK are email hijacking, #phishing and #malware.

The regulatory and financial impact of a successful #cyber-attack on a Law Firm’s IT systems could be devastating and result in, financial loss, operational chaos and a damaged reputation.

Email Hijacking – cyber criminals hack into your server and then send false emails to clients, putting bank details at risk.

Phishing – staff are tricked into giving sensitive information such usernames and passwords.

Malware - malicious software that infects your network or steals information which is then used to disrupt your business. Ransomware is a form of malware that will lock you out of your files, demanding payment for access.

The legal sector is at significant risk of cybercrime and being targeted relentlessly by cyber criminals and smaller and medium sized firms are particularly vulnerable. Having a multi-layered approach to cyber-security is the best route and should include Antivirus, Malware and Ransomware Protection, Email Spam Filtering and Security, Firewalls and Device Encryption.


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