PROTECT YOUR FIRM AND YOUR CLIENTS FROM RANSOMWARE
A short guide for lawyers on minimizing the risk of Ransomware attacks
On Friday, May 12, 2017, the world experienced one of the largest “Ransomware” attacks in
history. The Ransomware hit dozens of countries around the world, causing damage to critical
infrastructures within hospitals and public transportation, and to businesses including law firms
and financial institutions.
Since 2016, cyber attacks through Ransomware have grown exponentially, and now surpass all other forms of malware as the number one menace to cyber assets and the technology infrastructure. The rise of Bitcoins (digital untraceable payments) has contributed greatly to the increasing popularity of Ransomware among hackers.
Protecting yourself and your clients from Ransomware means understanding how it works, then taking appropriate security actions. The information contained in this piece is meant to arm you with the knowledge you need to minimize your risk from Ransomware.
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