Judicial Branch issues update on eFiling and Tyler security breach

Date: 9/30/2020

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, Tyler Technologies, the Maine Judicial Branch's CMS and eFiling vendor, announced that it was responding to a security incident involving unauthorized access to its internal phone and information technology systems by an unknown third party. Tyler is working with independent IT experts and the FBI to conduct a thorough investigation and response. Tyler has confirmed that the malicious software used to disrupt its internal corporate network was ransomware but continues to indicate that the incident is limited to its internal phone and network systems.

Although Tyler Technologies indicates that the impact of the security breach appears to be internal only, the Maine Judicial Branch announced on September 25, 2020 that it would temporarily postpone the fall rollout of Maine eCourts given the unavailability of Tyler Technologies support services during its investigation. The Judicial Branch continues to monitor Tylers progress and will resume the implementation process of Maine eCourts that was suspended on September 25 once the issues at Tyler Technologies are resolved.

Contact: Amy Quinlan, Esq., Director of Court Communications
Phone: (207) 822-0716
Email: amy.quinlan@ courts.maine.gov

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