Accenture Targeted by Ransomware Hackers

Consulting firm Accenture has been targeted by Lockbit ransomware hackers who threatened to leak stolen data unless a ransom has been paid.

CNBC’s Eamon Javers first reported on the incident but there were already rumors circulating on social media. 

The ransomware hackers posted a note on their dark web website with a timer counting down to the release of the data. 

“These people are beyond privacy and security. I really hope that their services are better than what I saw as an insider. If you’re interested in buying some databases, reach us,” the note read. 

The hackers also offered to sell the data to interested parties but have not announced if they have sold it yet. 

Accenture confirmed the attack but said that systems were up and running while operations have not been disrupted. 

 “Through our security controls and protocols, we identified irregular activity in one of our environments. We immediately contained the matter and isolated the affected servers,” said Accenture.

 Accenture has not yet announced if it will pay the ransom.


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