Law firm websites hacked due to WordPress exploit; expert warns of reputational risk of cyber security incidents

Over 100,000 websites were hacked into and defaced in the past fortnight following the discovery of an undisclosed critical vulnerability in the WordPress content management system. Research suggests that recently hacked parties included dozens of law firms, including those specialising in IP law. A security expert tells World Trademark Review that this type of incident can cause significant reputational damage for firms – even potentially leading to the loss of clients.

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