The cyberattack against Accenture was done using LockBit which is a strain of ransomware that has been highly active since 2019, a timeline reveals. A LockBit hacker group accessed proprietary data of IT consulting firm Accenture in a ransomware attack on Wednesday, according to a tweet by VX Underground. The group, in its post, said: “These people (Accenture) 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.” It is not yet known whether a ransom had been paid or not by the company. Why it matters? Ransomware attacks rose by 93 percent in the first six months of 2021 according to a report by Check Point. The cybersecurity firm also pointed out that the number of attacks is expected to…
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