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DLA Passes Third Day Without Email After Malware Attack

Law360, New York (June 29, 2017, 9:52 PM EDT) -- DLA Piper’s email system was still down and attorneys continued to file for extensions Thursday as the global firm weathered its third consecutive day with a computer network hobbled by a system shutdown initiated in response to a massive malware attack.

The fallout from the malware is still being investigated, but the effect of the shutdown was immediate and dramatic: severing lines of communication, shutting down access to documents and rendering the specter of cyberattacks on law firms in a stark new light.

“What DLA Piper’s breach shows is that often it’s not the information that we as attorneys are storing...

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