Episode 221 – ‘Ransomware’ Attack On Mr. X’s Law Firm. How Safe Are You?

Episode 221 – ‘Ransomware’ Attack On Mr. X’s Law Firm. How Safe Are You?

Recently one of my clients, let’s call him Mr. X, had a ransomware attack and he had to pay 6 Bitcoins (around $4000 at the time) to get his data files un-encrypted and returned to him by the hacker who extorted him.

Ransomware spread mainly through spam e-mail and immediately infected one of Attorney X’s computers and encrypted the files stored there.

Mr. X couldn’t access the data. He had to eventually pay the attacker to get his data files back. Its a terrible story but in the interest of my attorney clients and attorneys on my list and the public at large, I’ve interviewed Mr. X so people can learn how to protect themselves from ransomware.

Listen to it below and make sure to share it.

Richard Jacobs

About Richard Jacobs

My name is Richard Jacobs, and I've discovered quite a bit about the plight of solo practitioners and small, 2-5 attorney firms like yours these past 12 years.

I've come to understand the unique challenges in marketing ethically and effectively that attorneys face because I have:

  • Helped over 180 attorneys author their own practice area book and become the 'implied expert' in their practice area
  • Helped hundreds of attorneys successfully navigate Google's search algorithm changes, growing their websites from 2 potential clients calling a month to 4+ calls per DAY for some clients.
  • Interviewed and promoted over 507 attorneys nationwide, in practice areas such as:
  • DUI / DWI
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Auto Accidents
  • Social Security Disability
  • Slip & Falls (Premises Liability)
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning / Probate
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Expungements / Post Conviction Relief

Before you decide to invest in your marketing, it makes sense to first request your complimentary, custom, no obligation video website review.

Richard is the author of 6 books published on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.com

Richard is available for speaking engagements on direct marketing for attorneys and has recently spoken at the following legal conferences:

  • PILMMA (Personal Injury Lawyers Marketing & Management Association)
  • Las Vegas DUI Summit – Private event for DUI attorneys
  • New York Boutique Lawyers Association
  • Perry Marshall & Associates Marketing Academy (Marina Del Rey, CA)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)