DLA Piper has been hit by a major cyber attack, which has knocked out phones and computers across the firm.
The shutdown appears to have been caused by a ransomware attack, similar to the WannaCry attack that hit organizations such as the NHS last month.
DLA’s phone system has not been working for much of the day and partners say they have been instructed to turn off their computers as a precaution. DLA offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the US called by Legal Week all seem to have been affected, with some inside the firm saying email and phone systems have been affected with many systems now locked down as a precaution.
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