The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said that human error was the biggest risk to firms’ cybersecurity over the last three years.

The findings were revealed in an SRA report following an in-depth thematic review of 40 cyberattacks reported to the regulator between 2016 and 2019.

The SRA visited and interviewed the firms about their experiences, of which 30 had reported being the target of a cyberattack.

The remaining ten firms said cybercriminals had directly targeted their clients during a legal transaction.

The regulator said its review “shows that cybercrime is indiscriminate. No businesses are safe”.

The SRA found that though not every cyberattack resulted in financi...

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