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NY AG Warns Law Firms About Phishing Scam

Cybersecurity - hacking - hackerNew York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a warning on Wednesday about a phishing scam in which hackers pose as representatives from from his office and target attorneys, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

Schneiderman’s press release quotes a phony email in which the hackers suggest a complaint has been filed against the recipient’s law firm.

“The goal of such emails is to trigger the recipient to click a link or open an attachment through which the hacker can gain access to the server, and any sensitive information on your computer such as credit card data and social security numbers,” the report says.

Read the Bloomberg article.