Select Legal Systems would like to warn law firms of two serious malware threats currently doing the rounds. Cyptolocker uses strong encryption to make the victim’s files entirely inaccessible until a ransom (1 Bitcoin currently worth approx. £350) has been paid to unlock them. P2PZeuS is a sophisticated banking malware aimed at stealing financial information for criminals who then sell them on underground markets. Select’s advice:

Keep your anti-virus software up to date
Take care when deciding which links to click on – especially when received from unfamiliar sources. Even some of the ‘clean up’ links offered by some sites are malicious – BEWARE!
Educate your staff to make sure they realise the seriousness of these kinds of threats.