"Deloitte" One of the top consulting companies hit by a massive Cyber Attack.
Deloitte has been considered as one of the biggest accounting firms in the world which works with largest banks, government agencies and global firms provides consulting, tax, auditing services, acquisition assistance and surprisingly cyber security services as well.
It has been reported that hackers may have accessed usernames, passwords and personal information.
Deloitte confirmed to the newspaper that it had been hit by cyberattack and compromised private clients data.
According to the report cyber attackers had breached Deloitte a long back in October or November.
"In response to a cyber incident, Deloitte implemented its comprehensive security protocol and began an intensive and thorough review including mobilizing a team of cybersecurity and confidentiality experts inside and outside of Deloitte,” a spokesman told the newspaper.
“As part of the review, Deloitte has been in contact with the very few clients impacted and notified governmental authorities and regulators. We remain deeply committed to ensuring that our cybersecurity defences are best in class, to investing heavily in protecting confidential information and to continually reviewing and enhancing cybersecurity. We will continue to evaluate this matter and take additional steps as required.”
The review has enabled us to understand what information was at risk and what the hacker actually did, and demonstrated that no disruption has occurred to client businesses, to Deloitte’s ability to continue to serve clients, or to consumers.
“We remain deeply committed to ensuring that our cybersecurity defences are best in class, to investing heavily in protecting confidential information and to continually reviewing and enhancing cybersecurity.
"We will continue to evaluate this matter and take additional steps as required."
Deloitte is one of the largest private firms in United States, which reported a record $37 Billion revenue last year.
"Hackers compromised the firm's global email server through an administrator account that in theory gave them privileged, unrestricted access to all areas."
The account required only a single password and did not have "two-step" verification, sources said.
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