Malware Attack Information

October 19, 2020 Update

All of the firm’s critical systems are now restored and fully operational, and we remain confident that none of our client or firm data was accessed or removed. We continue to work with leading forensics experts to complete the forensic investigation of the incident.

Serving our clients and protecting their confidential data has always been and will continue to be our top priority. We want to thank our clients and colleagues for their incredible support and patience last week as we worked to safely bring our systems back online.

October 15, 2020 Update

After locking down our systems over the weekend, our team of experts has worked tirelessly the past few days and done everything necessary to protect our clients’ and our firm’s confidential data and prevent its destruction and removal. We still have no evidence that any client or firm data was either accessed or removed. We are now in the restoration phase and have been able to bring our email system fully back online. We will continue to work through the weekend, and, based on the progress we have made so far, we expect to have full restoration of all of our critical systems by early next week. 

October 13, 2020 Update

Our team continues to work around the clock to resolve this incident. As reported earlier, we have found no evidence that any of our client or firm data was accessed or removed. We will update this page as we have more information. Thank you for your continued patience. 

October 12, 2020 Update

On October 10, 2020, Seyfarth was the victim of a sophisticated and aggressive malware attack. At this time, our email system remains down. Our phone system is still functioning but if you are unable to reach your contact at the firm, please fill out this Contact Form.  

We will continue to update this page with information as it becomes available. Click below for more information. 

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.