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Shell Says Personal, Corporate Data Stolen in Accellion Security Incident

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2021
Shell Says Personal, Corporate Data Stolen in Accellion Security Incident

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A legacy service designed to allow for the sharing of large files, Accellion’s FTA service fell victim to a cyber-attack in December 2020, when hackers exploited zero-day vulnerabilities to gain access to customer data.

The soon-to-be-retired service had roughly 300 customers at the time, with up to 25 of them suffering significant data compromise following the incident.

Some of those to have already confirmed impact include U.S.-based grocery and pharmacy chain Kroger, law firm Jones Day, information security and compliance solutions provider Qualys, Australian health and transport agencies, the Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO), the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and jet maker Bombardier.

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