August 17, 2020

Ransomware – The Legal Impacts

By Thomas J. Shaw, Esq., DPO Services, Ireland

Ransomware attacks are seemingly popping up everywhere these days. Lawyers and law firms are a prized target for threat actors, due to the significant amount of sensitive information they hold from and about their clients. Ransomware incident response firm Coveware states that “Small and medium sized professional service firms such as law firms, IT managed service providers and CPA firms continued to be the largest industry subset targeted by ransomware in Q1 2020.”1  Ransomware attacks have recently hit law firms large and small.2

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