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September 30, 2022
Suffolk County Cyberattack

As you may be aware, the Suffolk County government websites, including the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office (“Clerk’s Office”), were the target of a cyber-security intrusion on September 8, 2022. As a result, Suffolk County (“County”) websites and emails were taken offline and there was no ability to conduct searches of the land records, Suffolk County Clerk’s docket and other databases, or to file documents in the Clerk’s Office.

We have been informed that the Clerk's Office is providing access to their computer system as of Monday, October 3rd. Access will be limited to in person only, there will be no ability to search the county website or for examiners to access the systems from a remote desktop. While this is a positive step in the right direction, there may be some limitations in the ability to search certain records. Additionally, based on an official alert received from the County, there is still no ability to record or file documents in the Clerk’s Office.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and will work toward providing search work and title reports as quickly as possible in order to achieve our collective goal of closing transactions.

In the event you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Drew Steigler, Chief Underwriting Counsel, at 631.424.6100 or