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Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky says it has unearthed an online group of hackers that it claims has been targeting law firms for the best part of a decade.

The group, called the Deceptikons APT, is also described by Kaspersky in a webinar briefing note as having targeted a set of European law firms last year with spearphishing attempts.

“In all likelihood,” the briefing said, “the group’s motivations included obtaining specific financial information, details of negotiations, and perhaps even evidence of the law firms’ clientele.”

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Hannah Roberts

Hannah joined Legal Week in May 2018 after finishing her degree at Kingston University. Her areas of focus are corporate, M&A, private equity and restructuring at UK and City-based US law firms. [email protected]

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