It’s human nature to click on the link in emails, but don’t click on the link.
That link could be a gateway to a hacker obtaining your confidential client information or lead to your financial instability.
The good news is our Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession has issued a new alert, “Ransomware: New Year, Continuing Problem” to keep lawyers and clients safe from ransomware, complete with best practices, protection tips and how to respond to an attack.
Best practices include: using multi-factor authentication, using long and complex passwords, and having robust anti-virus and anti-malware software programs.
If you are the victim of ransomware, do not delete anything. Instead, isolate affected systems immediately. Infected systems should be removed from the network as soon as possible to prevent ransomware from attacking network or shared drives. Immediately secure backups and contact law enforcement immediately.
Read the full alert here.