Accenture was hit by a lockbit ransomware gang. LockBit ransomware is malicious software designed to block user access to computer systems in exchange for a ransom payment. LockBit will automatically vet for valuable targets, spread the infection, and encrypt all accessible computer systems on a network.
we understand that these attacks are:
- Self-spreading within an organization rather than requiring manual direction.
- Targeted rather than spread in a scattershot fashion like spam malware.
- Using similar tools to spread, like Windows Powershell and Server Message Block (SMB).
More Reference: LockBit ransomware — what is it and how to stay safe | Kaspersky