Legal services company shuts down systems after ransomware attack

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E-discovery and managed services company Epiq Global announced on Monday that it was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend.

The company said in a statement that it took its systems offline after detecting “unauthorized access” on Feb. 29 and federal law enforcement authorities are now involved in an investigation.

LawSites first reported the outage., Law360 and TechCrunch have additional coverage.

Visitors to Epiq Global’s website will likely see this message: “Our corporate web site is offline to perform maintenance.”

“As part of our comprehensive response plan, we immediately took our systems offline globally to contain the threat and began working with a third-party forensic firm to conduct an independent investigation,” the company said in its statement. “Our technical team is working closely with world class third-party experts to address this matter and bring our systems back online in a secure manner as quickly as possible.”

Epiq Global also said there is currently “no evidence of any unauthorized transfer or misuse or exfiltration of any data in our possession.”

According to, other legal services vendors have recently faced issues with cybersecurity. In 2019, case management platform TrialWorks said it was involved in a ransomware incident and software provider Digital Shadows’ Photon Research Team announced that configuration errors made 2.3 billion files accessible online.

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