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CYBER INSECURITY - Add cyberthreats to the growing list of things to hate about COVID-19. As the pandemic pushed everyone to remote work, hackers and cyberscammers pounced. But one scheme, in particular, has been a problem for years and keeps ensnaring law firms of all sizes. “Spear-phishing” attacks—in which a target is induced to reveal confidential information or transfer money by a hacker impersonating, via email, someone the target knows—have bested everyone from a tiny suburban Pennsylvania firm to 10,000-plus-lawyer Dentons and, as recently reported by Dylan Jackson, 1,400-plus-lawyer Holland & Knight. In our latest Law.com Trendspotter column, we look at how and why this keeps happening, as well as how to prevent it from happening to you.

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