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.

Image: Image: Shutterstock – TK Kurikawa

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Ahmed Ibrahim – Senior Lecturer Computer and Security, School of Science at Edith Cowan University

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 20 June 2023