DLA shuts down systems in face of global cyberattack

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Jun 28, 2017
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The translatic law firm was hit with suspected malware

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The London headquarters of one of world's biggest law firms was forced to shut down its email and phone systems as “a precautionary measure” after a cyberattack that originated in Ukraine. 

DLA Piper, a transatlantic law firm with offices around the world, confirmed in a statement that it had been affected. It said: “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.”

A spokeswoman in London told The Times that more than one of the offices in its global network across 30 countries had been affected. The firm’s senior partners had taken the “precautionary measure” of shutting down the email and phone systems, although the spokeswoman said there was no evidence of an actual breach of security.

Last year the firm had a global revenue of £1.93 billion.

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