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Accenture reportedly confirmed that they are attacked by LockBit Ransomware

Exploit: Ransomware

Accenture: Consulting Firm

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Risk to Business: 1.437 = Extreme

The LockBit ransomware gang has hit consulting giant Accenture. In a post on its dark web announcement site, the gang is offering multiple Accenture databases for sale. The LockBit gang also chose to poke fun at Accenture’s security. The leak site shows a folder named W1 that contains a collection of PDF documents allegedly stolen from the company. The LockBit ransomware gang reports theft of 6 terabytes worth of Accenture’s data. LockBit requested a $50 million ransomware payment. News outlets are reporting that the hack was the result of an insider job.

Individual Impact: There has not yet been an announcement that employee, customer or consumer personal or financial information was compromised in this incident but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware hits against big service providers are attractive for cybercriminals because they often open up fresh avenues of attack, creating third-party risk.

Source: Threat Post