Accenture Back Up After Ransomware Attack Report

August 13, 2021

INCIDENT

Accenture said it has fully restored certain affected systems, after a hacker group attacked the consulting firm using LockBit ransomware and threatened to release the data in several hours.
“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,” Accenture said in a Wednesday statement. “We fully restored our affected systems from backup, and there was no impact on Accenture’s operations, or on our clients’ systems.”

Incident Date

August 11, 2021

Location

Global

Estimated Cost

$50 million

Victims

Type of Malware

Threat Source