Deloitte cyber attack affected up to 350 clients: Guardian

FILE PHOTO: The Deloitte Company logo is seen on a commercial tower at Gurgaon
FILE PHOTO: The Deloitte Company logo is seen on a commercial tower at Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/File Photo

October 10, 2017

(Reuters) – A hack at global accounting firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] disclosed in September compromised a server with emails of some 350 clients, including U.S. government agencies and large corporations, the Guardian reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

Deloitte disputed the story, saying “very few” clients were affected” in a statement emailed to Reuters.

“We take any attack on our systems very seriously,” the statement said. “We are confident that we know what information was targeted and what the hacker actually did.”

(Reporting by Jim Finkle in Toronto; Editing by Susan Thomas and James Dalgleish)