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Case Study #3 - Lawyer

Law firms are often the primary target for cyber criminals looking to gain access to intellectual property, trade secrets, and other business capital. In 2019, 26% of law firms reported having been victims of some level of security breach. With the risk of security breaches growing year over year, and increased targeting of legal entities, the Firm wanted to reinforce its security and further ensure compliance.

They had been the victim of a RANSOMWARE attack that force them to close operations for 4 days. A malicious payload was introduced via an exploit to an RDP session. The AV was unable to detect lateral movement allowing the malicious traffic inside the network, thus allowing the Ransomware to execute and encrypt all databases putting the firm’s critical data at risk.

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