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British law practices of "all sizes and types" have been warned by GCHQ's cyberspy arm that their "widespread adoption of hybrid working" combined with the large sums of money they handle is making them a target. They also warned that the connections these companies have with the "supply chain" of enemy states is also painting …

  1. tmTM

    £1000

    If you're billing out at a grand an hour, there's little excuse for not properly investing in some decent security.

  2. spold Silver badge

    Infringement!

    I'm sure the lawyers will be miffed - holding people to ransom for extortionate fees is their job.

  3. t245t Silver badge
    Big Brother

    Widespread adoption of hybrid working

    British law practices of "all sizes and types" have been warned by GCHQ's cyberspy arm that their "widespread adoption of hybrid working" combined with the large sums of money they handle is making them a target.

    Use our spyware instead of theirs.

    They also warned that the connections these companies have with the "supply chain" of enemy states is also painting a target on their backs.

    That's no way to talk about the USA.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Widespread adoption of hybrid working

      GCHQ wouldn't spy on human-rights/immigration lawyers - except in those few cases where they admitted spying on human-rights/immigration lawyers

  4. sitta_europea Silver badge

    Note that the page linked to the 'thousand pounds per hour plus' quip is more than seven years old...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @sitta-europea

      So now it's more than a 1,000 quid per hour?

      No, really?

      Like we could not work that out ourselves?

      Not everyone here is a Windows user.

  5. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    The Frenemies are Within Flogging and Fluffing a Dead Trojan Horse ‽

    Is there still that cosy little arrangement and rotten agreement in place, The Wilson Doctrine being dutifully disgracefully dishonourably discharged by the three arms of UK intelligence and security, .... Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) along with MI5 (national security agents) and MI6 (aka the Secret Intelligence Service),..... that has the UKGBNI Parliamentary government and His Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition, [the job-seekers and benefits claimants of the Palace of Westminster] excluded from surveillance and investigation for the safe prevention of and secure protection from almighty harm and self-servering colossal public purse enrichment?

    Or is that catastrophic exploitable vulnerability in these novel surreal times of strange spooky days with virtually real spaces and expanding 0days, still permitted and delivered to be serially abused and confused as a perk generator to be exercised ?

    Would not any secure intelligence or secret advanced intelligence service destroy that Mutually Assured Destruction supply pipeline .... therefore, should it exist to any degree, be there no presently available secure intelligence or secret advanced intelligence services.

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    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: The Frenemies are Within Flogging and Fluffing a Dead Trojan Horse ‽ Knock, Knock.

      Now that is one hell of a turkey shoot opportunity not to be missed, given the absolutely fabulous rewards deliverable with acceptable attractive secure secret advanced intelligence serviced supply

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