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Law Firm Cyberattack

Identifying Your Law Firm’s Vulnerabilities

“Law firms are tremendous concentrations of really critical, private information. Infiltrating those computer systems is a really optimal way to obtain economic and personal information,” a statement on the state of security for law firms by Bradford Bleier, unit chief of FBI cyber division.

Every day, law firms manage sensitive information for their clients, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, business strategies and other intellectual property. This has made them a prime target for phishing and cyberattacks. In fact, Cisco’s 2015 Annual Security Report named law firms as the seventh highest target for cybercriminals. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is why now, more than ever, it is necessary to identify and resolve vulnerabilities within your firm.

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Law Firm Data Breaches [Infographic]

With 80 percent of the biggest law firms in the country being hacked since 2011, law firms are prime targets for data breaches. This infographic covers why cybercriminals go after law firms, what types of attacks they use and how you can protect your firm from becoming a victim.

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Learn How to Protect Your Tax Refund from Hackers

Filing for your taxes can be a nuisance, but the refund you receive is well worth the effort, especially if you have big plans for your tax credit. But how would you feel if your refund check was stolen?

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How To Distinguish Promotional Emails from Phishing Scams

Your inbox is exploding with holiday promotional emails by now. It is likely that your favorite store is offering 25% off your entire purchase, and all you have to do is “redeem now.” But before you click on that enticing link, consider who the email is actually coming from. Phishing emails are well-crafted emails that trick the user into clicking on links or attachments that collect personal and financial information or contain malware. While deals are great, think before you click, especially during the holiday season.

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This Week in Exploits: Looking at 1,000 Malware Email Addresses

This week in exploits we decided to collect email addresses found in malware. With the help of SiteLock’s SECCON and Expert Services teams we gathered over 1,000 email addresses in short order. We hoped to see potential patterns such as highly used email providers and how the addresses were used, with the added benefit of providing a list of strings to detect malware.

 

The list of 1,012 email addresses consists mostly of phishing repositories, with some shell install and login notifications, ego addresses, and a few spoofed “From” addresses from phishing files. The full list is found at @SiteLockWeston’s GitHub page.

 

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This Week in Exploits: Phishing Attacks and How to Counter Them

In this week’s post, we take a look at “in-the-wild” phishing attacks and how to counter them. Protecting yourself from phishing and malware attacks is not only important, it’s a fundamental Internet survival skill, made even more essential if you have a web presence you depend on. A compromised workstation could lead to compromised credentials, ultimately leading to complete control of your website by bad actors. We don’t want that.

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Don’t Let Your Employees Become The Enemy

top8Of all the threats that could be stalking your business daily, it is most unpleasant to think about the fact that the biggest threat could already be inside your walls, maybe even on your payroll. Unfortunately there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that the biggest source and cause of security incidents is the humble employee.

The good news is that few of these incidents are deliberate attacks or frauds by your most trusted insiders. Instead they tend to be innocent mistakes which could easily be avoided but which are quickly taken advantage of by hackers.

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Don’t Turn Your Visitors Into Victims

identity theftIdentity theft is the number one crime in America, a crime that claims an average of more than a million new victims every 30 days. And many of those victims are as a result of businesses that leak their customer information, usually by accident, and often through their website.

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Google SafeBrowsing API V2 Upgrade

SiteLock scanning and Google SafeBrowsing Part 1: Bad links on your Website

SiteLock has recently upgraded its scanner to utilize the newest version of the SafeBrowsing API by Google to scan and detect links to malware and phishing on business websites. This update also includes the detection of specific domains on Google’s malware/phishing lists. If your website has been blacklisted by Google for containing links to any of these blacklisted domains, SiteLock now provides comprehensive steps to help you quickly remedy the situation so you’re back in the green in no time.

What do I do if my website is blacklisted?

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