New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued an alert of New York attorneys being targeted by hackers pretending to be from the New York Attorney General’s Office. There is a hyperlink in the e-mail that installs malicious software once it is clicked. For more information click on NY AG Complaint.
Attorneys in other states should be aware of similar scams in their states from “official” looking government e-mails.
There is a similar hacking attempt from circulating from an E-mail purporting to be form the FTC, that states an FTC Subpoena is attached and you need to click on it to respond:
“You have been subpoenaed by the FTC.
Please get back to me about this.
Again is you click on the hyperlink malicious software will be installed.