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Another cybercrime activity for Accenture after the August ransomware attack

One of the major IT consultancy firms in the world, Accenture has confirmed that a ransomware group called LockBit stole data during the ransomware attack of August 2021. The company revealed this information in the quarter ended financial report

According to the reports of Bleeping Computer, “In the past, we have experienced, and in the future, we may again experience, data security incidents resulting from unauthorized access to our and our service providers’ systems and unauthorized acquisition of our data and our clients’ data including inadvertent disclosure, misconfiguration of systems, phishing ransomware or malware attacks,” Accenture said.

Accenture also witnessed some irregular activities in their fourth quarter, which specifically included extraction of propriety information by a third party. Reportedly, some of the data was also made available to the public by a third party.

“In addition, our clients have experienced, and may in the future experience, breaches of systems and cloud-based services enabled by or provided by us.”, said Accenture spokesperson.

The attackers were asking a hefty amount for the amount stolen and to date, Accenture has assured the customers that not a single amount of data has been impacted during the breach.

Accenture is one of the Fortune 500 companies and has a huge database. So, it is very important for Accenture to get into the root of this cyber problem and deal with it as soon as possible.

Anamika

Anamika focuses on data privacy, data policy, digital policies, and puts users' privacy first. She loves exploring new tech and spends time looking around business politics and its impact on users and small businesses.
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