Accenture Discloses It Had Suffered Data Breach Following a Ransomware Attack

Accenture, an Irish-based multinational professional services company that specializes in IT services and consulting, confirmed it suffered a data breach as a result of a ransomware attack carried out by LockBit threat actors in August 2021.

With more than 624,000 employees in 120 countries, Accenture is a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the world’s leading IT services and consulting firms, offering services to a wide range of industries, including banking, government, technology, energy, telecommunications, and more.

Accenture Confirms Data Breach

The company’s financial report for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year, which ended on August 31, 2021, included information regarding the incident.

In the past, we have experienced, and in the future, we may again experience, data security incidents resulting from unauthorized access to our and our service providers’ systems and unauthorized acquisition of our data and our clients’ data including inadvertent disclosure, misconfiguration of systems, phishing ransomware or malware attacks.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, we identified irregular activity in one of our environments, which included the extraction of proprietary information by a third party, some of which was made available to the public by the third party.

In addition, our clients have experienced,

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