Law Firm Data Breaches Surge in 2023
August 2, 2023
Large and Small Firms in the Data Breach Headlines
Headlines about successful outcomes in litigation are welcome. Headlines about law firms which have suffered a data breach are considerably less welcome.
No one really expected that 2023 would be a banner year for law firm data breaches (some of which were reported in 2023 but occurred earlier). Yet the number of breaches that took place in 2023 is astonishing. Even more astonishing is that cybercriminals appear to be successfully hitting small and large firms alike.
And it’s not just a U.S. problem. In the UK and France, national cybersecurity agencies issued a warning that law firms should upgrade their security, specifying security designed to defend against ransomware attacks.