Extract from Gary Salman’s article “The Threat of Ransomware 2.0 for Law Practices”
During the past few months, there has been a significant paradigm shift in the cybersecurity world. Threat actors from Russia, in particular, have significantly enhanced their capabilities to target individual businesses and managed service providers (MSPs) or IT companies. As of late December, hacking groups such as Sodinokibi (aka “Evil Corp”) and Ryuk have been impacting thousands of businesses across the United States in a multitude of ways. It is critical that lawyers, their firms and the companies they serve be aware of these threats and take the appropriate measures to proactively secure their own—and their clients’—sensitive and private information.