News release

Beware the return of malware scams

Law firms are attractive targets for criminals, as they handle large sums of money.

Scammers often use IT as a way to infiltrate a practice. This can often be through hacking or identity theft, however sometimes they use malware to compromise computers.

We have previously warned of a scam where con artists pretend they are looking to engage a new firm and provide a link to “old files”.

Go to the previous warning

We have now been made aware of a similar scam that does not reference Find a Solicitor, but still claims the “client” wants to switch firms. The recipient is invited to click on a link, which undoubtedly leads to malware being downloaded on to the firm’s IT system.

Further information, including on malware, is available here:

Go to the Risk Outlook