Our latest take on the security and privacy issues that could affect you and your clients
Prosecutors recently charged a 28-year-old man from Ohio for a series of offenses that make the word creepy just sound so inadequate.
According to prosecutors, the man used a piece of malware that he wrote himself to infect the computers of compete strangers and then commit a variety of offenses ranging from stealing personal information to using the computer’s own webcam to spy on victims.
Targeting the affluent is more complex than it might appear. And it's not just because they might have more money or better credit than the average consumer.
Higher net worth individuals certainly have more to steal. But they also present a much bigger payoff for thieves, in a very different way, and with a much lower risk:
Imagine being unable to access your firms’ computers and client files for three months, losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in client fees, and having to sue your insurer to cover your losses?
That’s just what happened to a Rhode Island law firm that fell victim to one of the most dangerous emerging cyber threats. And like most victims of this crime, all it took was a single click. One employee, one bogus email, one single click, and your firm may be the next victim of one of the scariest and costliest cyber attacks to emerge in the last few years.