According to a recent post at, law firms are now a prime target for hackers using a method called “spear phishing,” which is gathering information about a specific company or individual and using their unique email addresses to distribute malware to that company’s or person’s computer.

As the post notes, spear phishing emails are “designed to look like they are sent from a trusted source, like a colleague or client, however once the links or attachments in these emails are opened, they infect the user’s computer with dangerous malware. Even the most security conscious AMLaw 100 firms are falling victim to spear phishing. In 2011, an estimated 80 major law firms in the U.S. were hacked.”

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