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Phishy Emails

Friday afternoon fraud and how to notice these 'phishy' emails

Cybercrime has dominated the headlines recently with the WannaCry ransomware causing global healthcare, telecommunications, and banking services, among other businesses, to grind to a halt. With security experts still picking through the fallout, law firms and others will be on high alert for follow-up attacks. ‘Friday afternoon fraud’, or phishing, is one such intrusion which is becoming much more commonplace and sophisticated.

While the advancement of technology has created many opportunities and boosted the economic climate, it has also opened up serious risks to businesses, including cybercrime. Phishing has caught many businesses out and cost them money. Law firms are by no means immune to this threat.

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Chris Wilks is an experienced corporate partner who focuses on advising small and medium sized companies and individual investors.
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