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Ransomware Attacks Hit Legal System

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February 15, 2019

The tools to carry out this scam are a cheap commodity, and it’s become a plague. Using software that’s available on the internet, cyber-extortionists are said to have mounted 100,000 attacks a day in 2018, a rate four times what it was just two years ago. Law firms and law departments are particularly tempting targets, as they hold uniquely sensitive, and if they have been lax, irreplaceable data. This Today’s General Counsel article by Antonio Challita discusses the state of this black art and what law firms and legal department can do to protect themselves.

 

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