Hacker Leaks Data of 33,000 Accenture Employees in Third-Party Breach

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A hacker is claiming to have extracted contact details of 33,000 current and former employees of the IT giant Accenture in a breach that involves a third-party firm.

A hacker known as “888” has recently leaked a file containing the contact and personal details of 32,828 individuals, whom the hacker claims to be current and former employees of Accenture. Accenture, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a global professional services company specializing in IT services and consulting, operating in more than 120 countries.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, the data was posted on the infamous Breach Forums, comprising full names and email addresses. Following a quick background check conducted by Hackread.com, the authenticity of the leaked information appears to be confirmed.

Hacker Leaks Data of 33,000 Accenture Employees in Third-Party Breach888’s post on the forum (Screenshot: Hackread.com)

The good news is that there are no passwords involved in the leak. According to the hacker’s post on the forum, the data was obtained through a third-party data breach occurring in June of this year. Notably, “888” has gained prominence on Breach Forums for previously leaking employee details from major corporations.

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Third-party data breaches have emerged as significant cybersecurity threats today. Recent high-profile incidents such as Ticketmaster, American Express, Tech in Asia, and Santander Bank have cybersecurity incidents due to vulnerabilities in third-party platforms.

Hackread.com has contacted Accenture for comment on the matter. Meanwhile, employees of the company should watch out for phishing emails and identity theft scams, as the leaked data could potentially be used to create fraudulent profiles, leveraging information readily available on platforms like LinkedIn.

Stay updated for further developments on this issue.

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