Cybersecurity firm Q6 Cyber recently reported about a Russian forum post by a hacker advertising access to a New York City law firm’s network and files. The individual was charging $3500 and was even willing to send proof to willing buyers of his access.
Q6 CEO Eli Dominitz says that there are a number of cyber criminals that seek information about major transactions, mergers & acquisitions of publicly traded companies, as this inside information can be used to manipulate stocks and make a lot of money.
Cyber-intelligence company Intsights says that law firms are just one of the many targets of cyber criminals. According to data, 135% year-over-year increase in financial data, such as bank account logins and financial records, are being sold on dark web.