According to a recently published study, cyber attacks against Irish law firms have risen dramatically over the past year. There has been nearly a 50 percent increase. According to the study, three out of every ten firms have suffered a cyber attack in the past 12 months. The problem may be even more severe, as many attacks may be happening without them being reported.
Amárach Research conducted the survey, drawing data from 107 law firms during September and October.
The data shows that more than half of the attacks were caused by malware, while 35 percent involved ransomware, a program that blocks access to computer systems until a sum of money (ransom) is paid.
Cybercrime is clearly a threat to Irish legal practices.
Read more here.