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In 2018, Law firms increasingly targeted in Cyber Attacks


Barkly reports that hackers are stepping up cyber-attacks on law firms. "According to a CNA Professional Counsel bulletin, roughly 80 percent of the largest law firms in the United States have experienced a malicious breach." Hackers have realized that law firms have confidential data, they have money, and they are not prepared. The law firm Moses Afonso Ryan was recently hit with a crypto-locker attack that resulted in them having to pay $25K ransom only to realize that they still couldn't unlock their files. They estimate their losses at upwards of $700,000. As a result of this and other high profile attacks, clients are increasingly requiring their legal counsel to obtain security practice audits.

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