The LSC-OIG has seen an increase in cyber threats targeting LSC grantee programs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the OIG has produced several resources to inform grantees of the pending threats which aim to assist grantees in preventing, detecting, and reporting the cyber threats.

Please find links to the cyber threat resources below:

LSC-OIG Cyber Security Presentations

Cyber Fraud Risk Briefing — Business Email Compromise:      

Download Business Email Compromise Presentation slides


Video — Stay Safe: Protect Your IT Systems from Vulnerabilities:   

Download Stay Safe Presentation Slides: Protect Your IT Systems from Vulnerabilities



Fraud Awareness Briefing:  
Cybercrimes Fraud Awareness Presentation

LSC-OIG Cyber Security Articles

Fraud Advisory:  
CISA Alerts Can Help Legal Aid Organizations Prevent Cyberattacks (February 5, 2024)

Fraud Advisory:  
OIG Introduces a “Cyber After Incident Report Form” for LSC Grantees (January 18, 2024)

Fraud Corner:  
Personally Identifiable Information (March 13, 2023)

Hotline Advisory: — Ransomware Threat Resource (March 13, 2023)

Hotline Advisory:  
Recent Phishing Attacks — Intuit QuickBooks Alert (July 21, 2022)

Fraud Corner:  
FBI Warns "Ransomware Attacks Straining Local US Governments and Public Services" (May 5, 2022)

Hotline Advisory:         
BEC Schemes Targeting Grantee Financial Institutions (February 18, 2022)

Hotline Advisory:         
Recent Phishing and Ransomware Attacks (July 13, 2021)         
Attachment – Social Engineering Red Flags

Hotline Advisory:         
Grantee Mitigates Impact of a Ransomware Attack (May 06, 2021)

Fraud Corner:         
Email Scams Targeting LSC and LSC Grantees (January 25, 2021)

Special Fraud Advisory:         
Business Email Compromise Scheme (December 14, 2020)

Fraud Alert:         
Ransomware Attacks Fraud Alert (October 02, 2020)

Fraud Corner:         
FBI COVID-19 PSA Addressing Working in Virtual Environments (April 20, 2020)

Audit Report:         
LSC-OIG Grantee Site Vulnerability Assessment Management Analysis Report - Reporting Periods 2018-2019 (March 31, 2020)

Fraud Corner:         
COVID-19 Fraud Schemes (March 24, 2020)

Fraud Corner:         
Best Practices for Preventing and Detecting Insider Threats (June 24, 2019)

Fraud Corner:         
Preventing Checking Account Fraud through Bank Reconciliations and Positive Pay (March 25, 2019)

Fraud Corner:         
Payroll and Direct Deposit Phishing Schemes (October 18, 2018)

Fraud Corner:         
Spoofing Calls – Use of LSC's Main Number to Defraud Consumers (September 11, 2018)

COVID-19 Cyber Scam Resources

COVID-19 Fraud Prevention Webpage         
Find resources related to COVID-19 scams, including cyber scams, that may affect grantee business operations and clients.

Where to Report Cybercrimes

Contact the LSC-OIG Hotline

Report all cyber-attacks to the LSC-OIG Hotline.

FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)