“CYBER CRIME IS A GROWING PROBLEM IN THE COMPUTER AGE”
WHAT CYBER THREATS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF?
It is a method to gather personal information using deceptive emails and websites. Through phishing targets are contacted by email, text message and telephone call to provide sensitive information such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit cards details, and passwords.
It is an incident where confidential, sensitive information is copied, transmitted, stolen by an individual not authorised to do so.
It can be considered to be a huge cyber crime for business companies as well as law firm where confidentiality and sensitive information is at the heart of the business, therefore data breaches can be a higher risk for law firms.
It is a type of malicious software that limits users from accessing their system, until a sum of money is paid. It can be damaging for law firms, because clear the device from a ransomware can be expensive and time consuming. Accessing to the system for employee will not be easy and paying the sum not always guarantees access to the data.
WHAT CAN YOUR LAW FIRM DO?
- Train your lawyers and employees to question any email asking for financial information.
- Do not open emails from unknown senders
For more info click on the following link https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/legalthreat