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DLA Piper Victim of Massive Malware Attack

Bloomberg Law reports that the global law firm DLA Piper fell victim on Tuesday to a widespread cyber attack, which reportedly disabled networks at dozens of companies.

“The firm, like many other reported companies, has experienced issues with some of its systems due to suspected malware. We are taking steps to remedy the issue as quickly as possible,” according to a statement the firm posted on its website.

“But calls and emails to the firm either failed or went unanswered. The U.K.’s Legal Week reported that the attack had ‘knocked out phones and computers across the firm,’ including in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.,” writes Gabe Friedman.

The Petya virus has been spreading, locking companies out of their networks and demanding a ransom in cryptocurrency to unlock them.

Read the Bloomberg article.

 

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