"Ransomware—malware that can block access to a computer system until a ransom is paid to the perpetrator—is targeting professionals in ways that are likely to cause the unsuspecting to open an infected file.
While most CPAs are sophisticated enough not to open an email that says, “Hi, I’m Cindy. Remember me?” there are other ways to entice the potential victim.
One of them is a communication from their professional association. In fact, a wave of ransomware is hitting lawyers on the West Coast, causing state bar associations to issue warnings, according to Ricard Jorgensen, president of Jorgensen & Company, a broker and managing general underwriter in the professional liability field."
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