The e-discovery industry may have experienced one its most high-profile cyber incidents over the weekend. Epiq Global confirmed that it had been hit with a ransomware attack, prompting the e-discovery and managed services company to take its systems offline for the foreseeable future.  A statement released by the e-discovery and managed services provider on Monday stated that “at this time there is no evidence of any unauthorized transfer or misuse or exfiltration of any data in our possession.”

What’s next for Epiq, its systems and the ongoing e-discovery projects they contain is still unclear, but at the moment it doesn’t appear that the situation is unfolding much differently from any other ransomware attack. Gulam Zade, CEO at LogicForce, stressed that while e-discovery vendors may appeal to bad actors for many of the same reasons that law firms do—access to sensitive information and a duty to preserve client data—ransomware has always, and will likely continue to be, industry agnostic.