PricewaterhouseCoopers the huge accounting, legal and consulting conglomerate who was already reeling from multiple Government confidentiality breaches, suffered another setback with a massive cybersecurity breach.
The firm, who specialises in cyber security consulting, was itself the target of Russian-linked criminal group CLOP – which broke into their file transfer system MOVEit . Once there, they had access to any detail from any moved file globally. Rival consultancy EY was also affected.
This pile-on disaster for PwC was mirrored in organisations across the world including the BBC, Shell Energy, and multiple US Federal agencies.