Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 17 2017

At least two Queensland law firms have lost several million dollars after falling victim to a “highly sophisticated” email scam, prompting an urgent warning from the Queensland Law Society.

QLS president Christine Smyth said at least one of the firms that had been hit by the scam was on the Gold Coast, with both legal practitioners and clients having lost out.

Robbins Watson Solicitors managing director and IT expert Andrew Smyth said hackers have been making attempts to access staff email accounts “almost every day” at his workplace.

Source: Queensland law firms lose millions to hackers in ‘highly-sophisticated’ email scam