The legal sector is at significant risk of cybercrime, cyber attacks and scams, partly because of the sensitive data and significant monies held by law firms.
62 per cent of law firms reported a cyber attack in 2015, a 17 per cent increase on the previous year. Four per cent of all data security incidents reported in 2015/16 related to solicitors and barristers.
We've compiled this information resource to help you:
There is currently an email being sent to a number of Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) member firms.
We have been made aware of a scam email targeting Law Society members.
Professional indemnity insurers may ask firms what they are doing to prevent criminals from stealing client money or confidential data.
We have made changes to our practice note, in the light of members' claims experience.
Hackers are understood to have breached the security systems of at least one major international law firm as a long-predicted cyber espionage scenario has become reality.
The Financial Times has reported that £85m has been stolen from British law firms by hackers over the past 18 months via so-called 'Friday afternoon fraud'.
Katie Balls, detective inspector, City of London Police Economic Crime Prevention Centre, on scams targeted against solicitors' firms.
We have launched a new webpage to help firms protect themselves against being scammed and providing support if they have fallen victim to fraudsters.
The Metropolitan Police are distributing posters to businesses with information on how to avoid and report fraud attempts.
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