Security For Legal Use
Law firms are learning some painful lessons about the growing business email compromise (BEC) scams pose to legal firms’ brand reputations—and to their bottom lines. According to the FBI, Email phishing is usually the opening for malware such as ransomware. But while this often involves infected attachments, that’s not always the case anymore. Today, cybercrime rings increasingly leverage many ways from a simple, plain-text email messages that employ clever social engineering tricks to fool recipients into giving attackers access to key systems that they can then infiltrate and seed with malware.
According to Information Age, 80% of law firms report being hit by phishing attacks during the previous 12 months. And in recent years, the amount of money pilfered in email scams in all their forms has been rising as much as 300%. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently,” as Warren Buffet once put it.
And yes, there is something you can do to mitigate these threats to your Law Firm by using the Gold Comet secure Emails product