Conveyancing Phishing emails alert
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Conveyancing Phishing emails alert

May 2 2017

We have recently received a number of scam conveyancing emails which include attachments containing malware.

As the latest government report on information security and data breaches, issued in April, revealed that 72% of breaches reported by UK businesses related to fraudulent email, it is even more important that you staff are educated, and remain alert to the risks.  No matter how stringent your internet firewall is, scam emails will get through the net from time to time, and you are therefore reliant on your staff's alertness to prevent a potential major information security incident.

 

Latest conveyancing phishing email

Here is the latest example of a phishing email specifically targetted at the conveyancers:

 

Hopefully the majority of your team would recognise that the solcitors details referenced did not match up to a current transaction, and similarly, query the generic email address.  Some of the more sophisticated scams are more difficult to spot however.

 

Phishing awareness webinar

Lockton has recently worked with specialist cyber security expert, NCC Group, to undertake a simulated phishing exercise for law firms in Scotland.  They are presenting a webinar on Tuesday 9th May, looking at the results of the simulated phsihing exercise, and highlighting some of the approaches that cyber criminals take, and how you can mitigate the risks of attacks in future.

You can register for the webinar here

 

Further guidance

You can access further guidance on recognising phishing emails in our Resource Centre.  And look out for more guidance and training materials from Lockton on cyber security, coming soon.

If you have a specific cyber security concern, contact Calum MacLean, Lockton's Risk Manager for Professions, or your Lockton Account Executive.

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