The international law firm "Seyfarth Shaw" announced yesterday that it was ransomware attacked over the weekend. With more than 900 lawyers in 17 offices in America, the Europe and Asia, the company had over $ 700 million in gross revenue in 2019, and is among the top 100 law firms Companies of the world.
The ransomware attack took place last Saturday, with Seyfarth Shaw describing it as a "sophisticated and dangerous attack with malware». The time is typical for cyber attacks, especially for ransomware, as companies have fewer employees to work on weekends.
In its official announcement about the attack, the international law firm stated that, as far as it knows, many other entities were "hit" simultaneously by the same ransomware attack.
Seyfarth Shaw stated that systems unauthorized activity was detected and the IT department immediately stopped the spread of malware. However, the law firm explained that these steps did not stop her encryption files on many of its systems. Thus, the encrypted computers were preventively shut down.
In addition, Seyfarth Shaw stressed that its customers remain its first priority and will continue to do what is necessary to protect their confidential information, while continuing to provide them with its services. He added that he is working with FBI and works around the clock to restore its systems to the internet as quickly as possible but also with safety.
Seyfarth Shaw announced the system e-mail is currently out of order, but its telephone system continues to operate normally. In addition, as reported by BleepingComputer, customers can contact the company through an online contact form.