Fictitious Law Firms Targeting Cryptocurrency Scam Victims Offering to Recover Funds

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is issuing this announcement to inform the public of an emerging criminal tactic used to further defraud cryptocurrency scam victims. This PSA is an update to Alert Number I-081123-PSA, published on 08/11/2023, titled, “Increase Read More …

Law firm Kirkland sued in class action over MOVEit data breach

U.S. law firm Kirkland & Ellis, the world’s largest law firm by revenue, has been pulled into U.S. litigation over a wide-ranging data breach linked to a file transfer tool that compromised data at hundreds of organizations. A proposed class Read More …

Singapore law firm Shook Lin & Bok hit by cyber attack; allegedly paid ransom

Singapore law firm Shook Lin & Bok was hit by a ransomware attack in April, and the incident is now under investigation by the local authorities. In response to queries from The Straits Times, the firm said in a statement Read More …

Australia: OAIC to investigate legal consultant’s data breach

The Australian Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into a law firm that provides legal and consulting services to the government, in relation to a data breach and the publication of some of that data on the dark web. At Read More …

Sharp rise in cyber attacks at UK law firms as hackers eye sensitive data

The number of reported cyber attacks on UK law firms has increased 36 per cent over the past year. According to data by speciality reinsurance group Chaucer, there were 166 reported cyber breaches in 2021/22, this number jumped to 226 Read More …

Top legal firm specializing in data breaches…hit by data breach

Top legal firm that specializes in helping other organizations in the aftermath of a data breach has ironically suffered one such incident itself. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has sent out a breach notification letter to affected individuals, confirming it had Read More …

Victorian government documents released on dark web after cyber attack

Victorian government legal files have been released on the dark web by criminals after a major cyber attack on law firm HWL Ebsworth. Victoria’s Chief Information Security Officer David Cullen on Friday said HWL Ebsworth had confirmed government information had Read More …

More sensitive Optus data leaked in major cyberattack on law firm

Optus has been caught up in another major cyberattack, with sensitive information about a privacy watchdog investigation into the mobile-phone company breached by Russian hackers. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is one of dozens of government departments and Read More …