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Accenture Lost ‘Proprietary Information’ in Summer Ransomware Attack

The disclosure coincided with the ransomware gang LockBit 2.0 leaking information from the consulting giant.

Accenture has acknowledged in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that outsiders extracted “proprietary information” in a cyber incident this summer.

The SEC filing filed Friday provides additional detail on a breach the company first discovered on July 30 and disclosed in early August. The disclosure coincided with the ransomware gang LockBit 2.0 leaking information from the consulting giant after saying Accenture failed to pay a $50 million ransom by its deadline.

Read more at CyberScoop

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