What do we know about the NYC Law Firm Cyber Attack against Grubman, Shire, Meiselas, and Sacks. It appears that the cyber attack was a ransomware attack. Allegedly 756GB of data was stolen during the attack and a ransom of 21M has been sent to the law firm.
The law firm is well known as catering to celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler, Madonna and Lady Gaga. The NYC law firm cyber attack is particularly concerning because law firms in general have sensitive data stored in their systems. In this instance, that data most likely will include non disclosure agreements, contracts, phone numbers, emails, and personal correspondence. It is highly likely that the attackers will release the celebrity data in installments in the 21M ransom is not paid.
The NYC law firm cyber attack is a sobering reminder for law firms throughout the country of the importance of protecting the data that is entrusted to them by their clients. Law Firms have been targets by hackers over the last few years and those attacks have escalated in 2020 to be certain.
As an IT Services and Cyber Security firm that specializes in Law Firms the first thing that we assess with our clients is their data security Especially, now that so many staffers are working remotely amid the Covid-19 crisis many organizations have left themselves vulnerable to such attacks as the one that hit the NYC law firm.
Organizations that routinely deal with highly sensitive data like Law Firms, Accounting Practices, and Financial Services should have a full Cyber Security Audit once a year to identify any holes in their systems, ensure the strongest security policies are in place, and that they have created multiple layers of security to make it as difficult as possible for hackers to access confidential data.
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