500 law firms targeted by scammers

09 Mar 2017

Nearly 500 law firms have been targeted by scammers, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has reported as it warned malware attacks against solicitors were on the rise.

In an update to the profession, the regulator said firms have been sent emails by fraudsters trying to infiltrate IT systems.

Emails would typically start saying the senders required the firms’ services. After the firms responded, the scammers sent attachments or links to websites which might contain malware – harmful software including viruses and other programs allowing access to data.

Once clicked on or downloaded, the attachments...

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