A cyberattack on an IT support company has affected over 200 legal practices across the UK.
The attack has left 80 new home buyers in limbo, unable to complete transactions following the service outage affecting an IT provider. Customers have expressed concern about their mortgage offers expiring.
This system breach leaves the solicitors and their firms with egg on their faces, not to mention the reputation damage and loss of earnings.
Furthermore, the ITC company behind the breach may now be open to litigation, having disrupted business continuity in 200 legal firms.