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Notorious Russian cyber criminals hack Australian accounting firm PwC

Accounting firm PwC has been under siege the past few weeks over a tax scandal and it’s just been dealt another blow as Russian hackers have obtained sensitive data.

Late on Monday, the Australian Financial Review reported that PwC had been caught up in a cyber security breach.

A notorious cyber crime syndicate called CI0P, which has made headlines in the past for its ransom demands, targeted the big four accounting firm.

The group reportedly obtained client data after hacking a third party software called MOVEit, that PwC used to transfer confidential information.

It’s not just PwC; a number of companies have been impacted due to the weakness the hackers discovered inside MOVEit.


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