|Most Common Scams & Frauds Targeting Lawyers: How to Avoid Them
Dan Pinnington - Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO)
Cybercrime and Law Firms: The Dangers and How to Avoid Them Ontario lawyers are targeted by cybercrime on a daily basis. Many have suffered significant financial losses and/or practice interruptions after being duped or hacked. Cyber criminals commonly target lawyers and law firms because they have valuable information and large sums of money in trust accounts. The scams and frauds take many forms: bad cheque frauds, phishing messages, ransomware and denial of service attacks. Two recent attacks in the U.S. purported to come from the state bar entities. This session will review the cybercrime dangers law firms need to be aware of, and the steps that can be taken to reduce or eliminate these dangers. You will also learn how better protect your personal information and devices.