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What you should do if you experience a cyberattack

Immediately report any cyber-incidents to:

You also need to:

  • Change any potentially compromised passwords.
  • Engage IT professionals to stop the threat and make sure your systems are secure.
  • Report the incident to the LPLC.
  • Report the incident to police.
  • Report the incident to our office via our lawyer enquiry form (including near misses).
  • Promptly inform your clients if their information has been affected.

Law practices should prepare an incident response plan, including the above steps, before a cyber-attack occurs. We recommend consulting the LPLC’s Cyber Security Guide for Lawyers and the Law Council of Australia’s Cyber Precedent as a starting point.

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