We all know that we get hundreds of phishing e-mails per day, trying to convince us to click on a link or open and attachment that will release malware onto our systems and cause us time, money and grief. A particularly nasty one is targeting Law firms and we’ve had several clients who have received it. This e-mail looks very legitimate and states that “A claim has been filed against you with the BAR association. “Click here” or click on the attachment to view”. DO NOT CLICK THE LINK OR ATTACHMENT. This is a scam that will inevitably download malware and possibly ransomware onto your network. If it is ransomware your files could be encrypted and inaccessible, you could be blackmailed into paying tens of thousands of dollars to get a decryption key that may or may not work. Please alert all of your staff about this phishing campaign and tell them to simply delete it if it gets through your spam filter and firewall. If the BAR association truly has a complaint against you, you will receive a certified letter.
There are so many of these e-mails that target certain industries it is hard to show them all. However, when we see a surge of a specific spear phishing, we want to get the new out as quick as possible