The IT service provider Accenture has confirmed an attack with the Lockbit ransomware. According to the company, however, the incident has no consequences for day-to-day operations or customers.
The blackmail attempt was made public earlier this week through an entry on the Leak website of the Lockbit group. Accordingly, Accenture was set a deadline for payment of the ransom up to and including Wednesday. “These people are beyond privacy and security. I really hope their services are better than what I saw as an insider. If you are interested in buying some databases, please contact us, ”said the cyber criminals.
An Accenture spokesman downplayed the incident on ZDNet.com. “Through our security controls and logs, we have detected irregular activity in one of our environments. We immediately got the matter under control and isolated the affected servers. We completely restored the affected systems from the backup, ”said the company. “There was no impact on Accenture’s operations or our customers’ systems.”
It is unclear whether an “insider” was actually involved in the break-in. Accenture did not want to answer any queries about this. The company also left open when the attack took place. Accenture files that have since been released by the hackers contained mostly marketing material and no confidential information.