Queensland Law Society

Data kidnapping: data leak extortion coming to a law firm near you

Since late 2019 law firms in the US have been grappling with a new take on ransomware. Rather than just locking up your data, this malware also copies it and the ransom payment buys silence as well as the de-encryption key.

In addition to several other high profile cyber-attacks in Australia over the past few weeks, this form of “Data Kidnapping” is in the news.  For a brief summary of how this has been used against a mid sized Australian business and what you can do about it click on the full article below.