Accenture, a global IT consultancy company, has been hit by a ransomware attack from the LockBit 2.0 gang.
Valued at $44.3 billion, Accenture provides various services to a wide range of industries. Some of these include banking, insurance, technology, and energy. The firm that around 569,000 people in 50 countries.
LockBit 2.0, the ransomware group that hit Accenture, is threatening to publish the files that were stolen from Accenture following a recent attack unless a ransom is paid.
While LockBit has not shown evidence of the stolen data, they claimed to be willing to sell it.
“These people 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,” states LockBit on their data leak site.
Details of the incident are still unclear. But, according to the threat actors, they were able to access the company’s network through a corporate “insider.”
Accenture said the company recovered its systems from a backup.
“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. We fully restored our affected systems from back-up. There was no impact on Accenture’s operations, or on our clients’ systems,” Accenture told BleepingComputer.
According to conversations with researchers, the LockBit ransomware gang has stolen six terabytes of data from Accenture and is demanding $50 million ransom.
A spokesperson for Accenture confirmed that the company had been hit by the ransomware attack.
Hudson Rock also revealed that the company had 2,500 compromised computers that belonged to employees and partners.
Recently, the Australian government had warned about an increase in the number of LockBit 2.0 attacks and that the group was actively recruiting insiders at companies they wanted to breach.