Law firms are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks. Below is a phishing attack email example. (You can read Diane Reynolds’ blog post on phishing attacks here.) Basically, bad guys want you to open an email and click on a link that provides them access to your computer and our network. There are some simple ways to spot a phishing email.

First, ask yourself why would UPS send you an email to complete a shipment? Never happens.

Second, why would UPS misspell the word “Pending” in the subject line? Unlikely to happen.

Most importantly, when you scroll over the link with your cursor, you see that a click will take you to a website listed as “jakroo” and not www.UPS.com.  Anthem’s data breach resulted from a similar phishing attack.

Just remember – be cautious before you click!

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