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Exclusive: Alleged Accenture IT data posted on BreachForums

A well-known threat actor has claimed an attack on major IT consulting firm Accenture, allegedly having stolen employee data.

user icon Daniel Croft
Thu, 20 Jun 2024
Alleged Accenture IT data posted on BreachForums
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Infamous BreachForums user and leaker 888 took to the forum, claiming to have stolen the data of over 32,000 current and former employees of the firm.

“In June 2024, Accenture suffered a data breach from a third party that exposed 32,826 employees/former employees,” wrote 888.

The data reportedly includes full names, email addresses, and “broadcast dates.”

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As is often standard practice on BreachForums, 888 posted a sample of the data, all of which have the same broadcast date.

Cyber Daily reached out to Accenture for comment on the alleged incident, but those contacted were unable to comment at this time.

This is a developing story. Cyber Daily will provide updates as more becomes known.

888 is a prolific leaker and well-known user of BreachForums, having claimed responsibility for a number of high-profile cyber attacks in the past.

Most recently, 888 listed data allegedly belonging to 8,174 Heineken employees across a number of countries, with data including identification, full names, email addresses, company roles, and more.

Prior to this, 888 also claimed an attack on major oil and gas multinational Shell, posting a sample of the allegedly stolen data with the details of 10 individuals, all of whom are Australians shopping at Shell Coles Express locations.

Update, 21/06/2024: Accenture reached out to Cyber Daily confirming that the claims made by 888 on Breach Forums were false.

"We are aware of these claims. We have analyzed the data set published by the threat actor and found only three names and Accenture email addresses, but no other information related to Accenture. There is currently no indication of compromise to Accenture or client systems. We continue to investigate."

Daniel Croft

Daniel Croft

Born in the heart of Western Sydney, Daniel Croft is a passionate journalist with an understanding for and experience writing in the technology space. Having studied at Macquarie University, he joined Momentum Media in 2022, writing across a number of publications including Australian Aviation, Cyber Security Connect and Defence Connect. Outside of writing, Daniel has a keen interest in music, and spends his time playing in bands around Sydney.

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