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Sponsored briefing: Cyber space – fighting fraudsters in a brave new world

As cyber crime continues to hit the headlines English courts are starting to adapt the traditional remedies used to tackle tech-heavy disputes

The effect of cyber fraud has increasingly become headline news. From last year’s high-profile ransomware attacks and mass-data breaches across multiple sectors, to this year’s controversy around the use of personal data by Facebook and third parties it works with, cyber fraud poses a devastating threat even to the most sophisticated corporates. Much is written about the increasing boardroom focus on these issues, and the significant penalties and group claims that companies and their directors might face when subject to such cyber attacks. But how, when disaster strikes, can traditional English law remedies assist these companies to fight back and take steps against the perpetrators, even when their identity is unknown?