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Legal Firm Epiq Global Went Offline After Ransomware Attack

Epiq, a global law firm, has emerged as the latest victim of a cybersecurity incident. As revealed, Epiq Global suffered a ransomware attack in the previous week. Following the incident, the company’s website went down.

Reportedly, the global legal service Epiq has recently suffered a ransomware attack.

The news surfaced online after the company issued a public statement. As stated there, the firm detected some suspicious activity on its systems on February 29, 2020. Upon investigating the matter, they could identify the incidence as a ransomware attack.

Though at present, their statement does not include much information about how the attack happened, and its possible impact. Nor have they mentioned or hinted about the kind of ransomware that hit them.

However, TechCrunch has shared some details which they obtained from an unnamed source. As per the leaked details, the ransomware affected the ‘entire fleet of computers’ across the 80 offices of the firm globally. Most of the systems were running old versions of Windows, and hence, ‘nothing was up to date’.

The company has internally instructed its staff not to share any details with their clients. They have also advised staff to refrain from coming to the offices without approval, and to keep their devices disconnected from the office network.

In their statement, Epiq Global has assured that they are working hard for the resolution of the matter. They also mentioned about pulling their systems offline ‘to contain the threat’. However, their website simply displays a note hinting towards maintenance.

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