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August 28, 2019


#1 “The Ransomware Heist”

UK mid-sized law firm hit by ransomware attack, £2 million ransom paid.

Previously thought of as a mass market attack, there’s been a significant shift towards more targeted ransomware attacks where cyber criminals invest time to stake out victims and identify business-critical files making the legal sector a highly attractive target due to the volumes of data, sensitive information, financial responsibility and authority they hold.

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Your business doesn’t need to be a multinational or household name to fall victim to an attack.  Many people make the mistake of assuming that their business is “too small” to be a target.  In fact, it’s quite the contrary, smaller businesses in the UK bore the brunt of the £17bn cost of cyber attacks in 2018 as hackers discover it’s a quicker, easier way in.

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