- Jul 27, 2015
Billion-dollar tech services firm Accenture is downplaying an alleged ransomware attack that the Lockbit ransomware group announced on Tuesday night.
Accenture was listed on the group's leak site next to a timer set to go off on Wednesday. The ransomware group added a note that said, "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."
In a statement to ZDNet, an Accenture spokesperson downplayed the incident, saying it had little impact on the company's operations. Accenture brought in more than $40 billion in revenue last year and has over 550 000 employees across multiple countries. "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. We fully restored our affected systems from back up," the company said. "There was no impact on Accenture's operations or on our clients' systems."
The IT giant was listed on Lockbit's leak website, and the group said the data came from an "insider", but there was 'no impact' on operations or clients.
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