Law firms using case management software from TrialWorks found themselves unable to access their legal documents after the third-party service provider was hit with a ransomware attack earlier this month.

The Coral Gables, Florida-based company, which serves roughly 2,500 clients, was attacked back on Oct. 13, but reports of the incident only began to surface this week. According to a BleepingComputer report, TrialWorks did not acknowledge the attack in a public announcement, but did notify customers via email and assured them it was "actively decrypting and restoring data," which suggests the ransom was paid.

While the ransomware used in the attack was not revealed, the report further notes that the incident resembled a past Sodinokibi attack against the solutions provider Digital Dental Record (DDS).

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