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5 Email Security Tips Lawyers Can Use to Encrypt Their Attorney-Client Communications

In today’s cybercrime-ridden business environment, hackers are increasingly targeting law firms to mine sensitive client data. As the ABA has noted, cybercriminals love to pick on law firms because they often s... Eric Pesale   |     08 Nov 2017

Law Firm Data Breach Could Be Panama Papers 2.0

In April, 2016, over 11 million confidential files, taken during a data breach at the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, were leaked to the press. These “Panama Papers” revealed the Byzantine complex of shell... Casey C. Sullivan   |     27 Oct 2017

Equifax Breach Raises New Data Security Considerations for Law Firms & Companies

Thanks to a recent string of high-profile cyberattacks, data breaches have never been as hot a topic as they are now. Few of the more recent ones, however, have been more egregious or controversial as the recen... Eric Pesale   |     23 Oct 2017

When Phishers Steal From a Deal, Who’s Left on the Hook?

When phishers jump into a deal, running off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in intercepted funds, which party is left on the hook? One recent case out of Ohio provides some insight. The case, Beau Townsen... Casey C. Sullivan   |     10 Oct 2017

Faulty Spam Filter Costs Firm $394,000

“I didn’t get the email,” is never an acceptable excuse. It’s doubly unacceptable when it’s in response to a judge’s order assessing attorneys’ fees. But that’s exactly what a Florida law firm was left arguing ... Casey C. Sullivan   |     27 Sep 2017

Are Sloppy Metadata Practices Putting You at Risk?

If you’re not paying attention to the metadata in your public files, you may be giving cybercriminals an open invitation to hack into your law firm’s servers. While cybercriminals use a number of methods to byp... Eric Pesale   |     21 Sep 2017

Updated Criminal Procedure Rule Allows Government to Remote-Hack Computers

Whether they’re threatening to spill the deets on the Game of Thrones finale or pilfering confidential BigLaw client data for insider trading, cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated methods to wrea... Eric Pesale   |     06 Sep 2017

Law Firm Hands Over $500k to Email Scammers

Attorneys in Los Angeles Superior Court heard an unusual warning from the bench recently: don’t hand over your cash to hackers. Last week, Judge John Shepard Wiley warned lawyers that their colleagues had been ... Casey C. Sullivan   |     31 Aug 2017
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