Category Archives: Accenture

Political fallout in cybercrime circles upping the threat to Western targets

The Russian war on Ukraine’s impact on the cybercrime underground is starting to become clearer, with the fallout having significant implications for cyberattack targeting and an increased threat to Western nations’ critical infrastructure, according to new research. The findings, published Monday by Accenture’s Cyber Threat Intelligence team, document how “previously coexisting, financially motivated threat actors […]

Accenture lost ‘proprietary information’ in summer ransomware attack

Accenture has acknowledged in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that outsiders extracted “proprietary information” in a cyber incident this summer. The SEC filing filed Friday provides additional detail on a breach the company first discovered on July 30 and disclosed in early August. The disclosure coincided with the ransomware gang LockBit 2.0 […]

Hackers stole client info, work materials in Accenture ransomware attack

Ransomware hackers began leaking Accenture data after the consulting giant suffered a security incident where the perpetrators made off with client-related documents and work materials. The gang, known as LockBit 2.0, has threatened to leak further after providing purported proof of the breach. Accenture acknowledged the attack on Wednesday, but has downplayed its severity. “Through […]

Meet DarkSide, the ransomware gang blamed for the Colonial Pipeline attack

The cybercriminal syndicate accused of causing one of the largest U.S. pipeline operators to shut down is known for running an enterprise that vets criminal customers and avoids targeting Russian-speaking organizations, according to analysts who have tracked the group. Since emerging on underground criminal forums in August, the so-called DarkSide malicious software has allegedly been […]

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