Ransomware aimed at law firms

Attacks on infrastructure, corporations, and health care providers have risen dramatically in the past two years, as internet security firms struggle to keep up with constantly evolving cybersecurity attacks. Unfortunately, attacks against law firms are also on the rise, as hackers realise that the confidential nature of law firm data can help them extort large ransoms from victims who want to quickly and quietly regain control of their networks. In many cases, a victim of these attacks may simply agree to pay the ransom to keep its business operational; however, that payment only serves to fuel the ransomware industry.

Defending against ransomware is a two-prong process that starts with developing a strong information governance program to prevent an attack from succeeding.

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1 COMMENT

  1. This is a great article to understand the treats and what you should do to prepare for such an attack and what to do to prevent it.

    Not a long read either!

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