Law Firms Targeted By Cybercriminals, Legal Body Warns

By Irene Madongo (September 3, 2020, 1:14 PM BST) -- The legal services regulator has called on lawyers to remain vigilant about cybercrime in a climate of home working, as a study shows that criminals stole more than £4 million ($5.3 million) from law firms in England and Wales in three years.

Millions more people are working from home rather than the office because of the COVID-19 crisis, and the need for lawyers and clients to remain vigilant "has never been higher," Paul Philip, chief executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, said.

"Law firms should make sure that they have effective cybersecurity policies in place, and, crucially, that everyone in the firm...

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