Thursday 23 November 2017

Deloitte's clients hit in cyber attack

Deloitte headquarters in London
Deloitte headquarters in London

Giles Turner

Deloitte has been targeted by a cyber attack that let hackers access data from an internal email platform.

The auditing and consulting firm said in a statement yesterday that it's informing the clients affected and has notified governmental authorities after it became aware of the incident.

Deloitte said "very few" clients were impacted, and it has drafted in outside help to review its security. The hack was first reported by 'The Guardian'.

The email platform was stored on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, according to 'The Guardian'. Microsoft declined to comment.

The UK-domiciled firm offers a range of consultancy services to blue-chip clients, and earlier this month posted record revenues of $38.8bn (€32.7bn) for the fiscal year ended May 31.

Deloitte flagged that its Risk Advisory business has seen increasing demand for cyber security advice, and the company had launched a number of cyber intelligence centres that offer clients constant threat analytics and management.

The hack follows the infiltration of Equifax, where attackers accessed personal data for as many as 143 million US consumers. (Bloomberg)

Irish Independent

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