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Counterintelligence official: Phishing attacks most common cyber issue faced by law firms

March 13, 2018 |
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Lawyers and law firms are increasingly vulnerable to phishing attacks attempting to obtain personally identifiable information, a top counterintelligence official said at an event hosted by the American Bar Association late last week.

“If you think about these examples from our adversaries' perspective, which is what our trained professionals are told to do, lawyers are an opportune and inviting target,” Scott Fisher, the senior counsel for the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said at the ABA event Friday in Washington,...


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