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Cybersecurity Alert – Phishing Emails

A number of practitioners have received emails purporting to be from the President of the Law Society of Tasmania.  Some have also included names of other lawyers known to them including Council members.  Please remain vigilant and circumspect in your treatment of emails received, particularly if the subject matter relates to financial transactions.

Often the sender’s email address will be spoofed so that it appears to be legitimate.  When you receive an email, checking the return address / return path can sometimes assist (is it different?).  If looking at the return address cements your suspicions, consider referring that email to your IT department together with a request that they review your spam settings.  It may also be worth asking the question in any event: does our e-mail perform SPF checks?