Smartphone Phishing Attacks Escalate, Bedeviling Law Firms
December 7, 2021
Just When You Thought You Had Perfected Your Cybersecurity Training for Law Firm Employees . . .
Time to think again. It’s no secret that cybercriminals have increased all kinds of phishing activity since the pandemic. More people utilizing consumer grade equipment in a less secure work-at-home environment creates a fertile ground for phishing attack victims.
According to a ZDNet report, phishing attacks are shifting to mobile devices. That’s not surprising since mobile devices are the primary computing technology for more than 50% of users. The goal of the attackers is to obtain usernames and passwords that could be used for accessing cloud services or other sections of the enterprise network. The goal of the cybercriminal is to gain network access. Attacking a smartphone means a greater success rate for getting that access.