This isn’t really surprising.
“22% of respondents said their firms had experienced a data breach at some point, up from 14 percent last year – that’s a big escalation. Significantly, respondents at firms with 500 or more attorneys took the bulk of those hits.”
Law firms in general, and large ones specifically, are target rich environments. As the Panama Papers investigation showed, law firms tend to have a lot of information about a lot of people and organizations laying around their networks. Which seems easier to hack, the firm that handles their financial transactions or each individual organization?
Plus, as Sharon also points out, some firms are not exactly up to snuff when it comes to cybersecurity. That makes them an even more enticing target.