Whilst most law firm leaders reading this will dismiss the risk, it has been reported from the US that two magic circle firms were among 48 top firms to be targeted by attackers seeking inside information on mergers and acquisitions. A key weak point of these firms is the senior partners who fail to adhere to the security measures rolled out at the firm.

The Hackers are believed to be attempting to steal information relating to mergers to facilitate insider trading it is reported that the attacks originate in Russia.