Oil giant Shell discloses data breach linked to Accellion FTA vulnerability

Oil giant Shell discloses data breach linked to Accellion FTA vulnerability

Posted March 23, 2021

Oil giant Shell discloses data breach linked to Accellion FTA vulnerability

  • The oil and gas company said an unknown threat actor managed to gain access to “various files” during the time of intrusion which included personal data and information “from Shell companies and some of their stakeholders.”
  • The firm added that it does not appear core IT systems have been compromised, as the route of access was isolated from the rest of Shell’s central infrastructure.
  • However, the data breach has been connected to Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance (FTA), enterprise software used to transfer large files — and a solution linked to a string of security incidents in December 2020 and January 2021.

– Charlie Osborne | March 23, 2021