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Five Things NOT to do if Infected by Ransomware

Lazarus, Crysis/Dharma, and WannaCry. There were an estimated 638 million ransomware events in 2016, and these attacks are becoming more sophisticated frequent, and effective. Ransomware payments topped $1 billion last year. If ransomware can effectively shut down one of the world’s largest law firms for three days, is any organization safe? We are frequently retained to perform Incident Response digital forensics in ransomware matters, and unfortunately, we often discover that the victim …Read More

WannaCry? Your Law Firm Data Security is Only as Good as Your Weakest Vendor

Recent Ransomware Events Highlight Risks & Your Cyber Insurance Policy May Not Cover Losses The WannaCry incident has created a unique opportunity to examine the potential catastrophic impact of ransomware on businesses, and in particular, business interruption considerations. The following scenario is provided as a way to create discussion opportunities with your clients, IT team, attorneys, and risk managers. The Scenario You’re sitting in your office putting the final touches on a …Read More

Ransomware Attack Destroys Years of Police Department Evidence

Are your clients prepared for a ransomware attack? The Background Imagine this scenario…you are a police detective. Early one morning you attempt to access your department’s database as you are working on a very important investigation. When you log in to your computer, you are greeted with a gut-wrenching message: “Your files have been encrypted. Make a Bitcoin payment to unlock your files”. This is the start of a very …Read More