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Deloitte confirms cyber hack exposed client information

Tammy Whitehouse | September 26, 2017

Ranked as one of the largest providers of cyber-security services, Deloitte has conceded it fell victim to a cyber attack.

Deloitte says only “very few clients” were affected when a cyber hacker accessed data from an email platform. The hack did not disrupt business, the firm said.

A press report out of Europe says six Deloitte clients were informed that their information was affected by the hack. Relying on unnamed sources, the report says the firm discovered the intrusion in March and that hackers may have had access to the system since October or November of 2016.

The report also indicates Deloitte’s email among some 244,000 staff members is stored in a cloud system provided by Microsoft. It says the hacker gained access through an administrator account that was protected by only a single password.

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