Even Accenture ransomware victim, ‘content crash’

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Consulting multinational Accenture also came under ransomware attack. It was launched by the Lockbit gang of cybercriminals, already guilty of other attacks. The announcement was made by the criminals themselves, then confirmed by the company in a note: “While carrying out our security protocols we identified irregular activity in one of our environments. The incident was promptly contained and the servers affected immediately. isolated and fully restored our systems affected by the backup. There was no impact on Accenture’s operations and our customers’ systems. “

Accenture is an information technology giant known for consulting to a wide range of industries including automotive, banking, government, technology, energy, telecommunications. According to the Bleeping computer website, the same that in recent days published rumors about the ransomware attack on the Lazio Region, the cybercriminals did not show proof of the stolen data but declare themselves willing to sell them to any interested parties, placing an ultimatum. “These people are beyond privacy and security. I really hope their services are better than what they see as insiders,” the LockBit group said. Also according to the Bleeping computer website, in conversations monitored by Cyble’s research team, the gang of cybercriminals claims to have stolen six terabytes of data from Accenture and is demanding a $ 50 million ransom. The threat actors also claim that they accessed Accenture’s network through a corporate “insider”.