BigLaw Firm Names Used In Phishing Emails

By Emily Field (January 12, 2015, 5:22 PM EST) -- Email scammers have been using the names of law giants — such as Reed Smith LLP and Baker & McKenzie LLP — to send phishing emails containing links to malware.

The emails were sent in bulk on Jan. 8, according to a report in Pinhawk Law Technology Daily Digest, which was cited in a Crain's Chicago Business article. The targeted firms also included Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Hogan Lovells and Sidley Austin LLP, according to the article.

The emails have subject lines that say "Your complaint received" or "Notice to appear," according to the Crain's report.

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