Law Firms Continue to be Targeted by Cyber Criminals

Posted by Jeff Schroeder on May 6, 2016 4:33:00 PM

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A list recently compiled by the cyber threat intelligence company Flashpoint (via Crain’s Chicago Business) reveals that law firms are not immune to cyber threats and are indeed active targets for today’s cyber criminals. Since January 2016, 48 elite law firms have been targeted by the criminal “Oleras” and his (or her) gang members attempting to access confidential client information for use in insider trading plots. While there has yet to be any indication that the hackers were successful, it raises the question of when law firms will be held to the same (or any) standards that are starting to be applied to other industries.

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Topics: Security Assessment, policy, Data Breach