Above the Law reports that Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an Am Law 100 firm that took in US$717,370,000 in gross revenue in 2019, was the victim of a sophisticated and aggressive malware attack.
According to Above the Law‘s sources, no one at the firm is able to access their email accounts at this time. The firm, which offers cybersecurity, data privacy, and compliance advice to its clients, has posted a statement about the attack on its website:
On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Seyfarth was the victim of a sophisticated and aggressive malware attack that appears to be ransomware. We understand that a number of other entities were simultaneously hit with this same attack. Our monitoring systems detected the unauthorized activity, and our IT team acted quickly to prevent its spread and protect our systems. We have found no evidence that any of our client or firm data were accessed or removed. However, many of our systems were encrypted, and we have shut them down as a precautionary measure.
Our clients remain our top priority, and we will continue to do everything necessary to protect their confidential information and continue to serve them. We are coordinating with the FBI and are working around the clock to bring our systems back online as quickly and safely as possible.
While our phone system has not been affected, you can get a message to us via this Contact Form if you are having difficulty reaching us. We will also provide updates on our website and share information as it becomes available.
This is yet another reminder that no one is immune from cybersecurity threats.