Thursday, June 20, 2024

Shell Global Hacked using Flaw in the MOVEit File Transfer System

Shell corporation has published a report indicating that they have faced a security incident that involved Accelion’s File Transfer appliance in 2021. 

This is the second time the company has faced a security incident after 2021. Shell is one of the major Oil and gas giants, which has a turnover of around $381 Billion (as of 2022) and has employees of more than 80,000 worldwide.

Earlier this month, the MOVEit File transfer application was reported to be vulnerable to potential privilege escalation and SQL injection attacks. Clop ransomware group has been identified to be exploiting MOVEit file transfer used by many organizations.

The recent security incident states that an unauthorized third party has infiltrated Shell corporation for a short period of time within which they could extract some personal data and other stakeholder information.

“We are aware of a cyber security incident that has impacted a third party tool from Progress called MOVEit Transfer which is used by a small number of Shell employees and customers,” said a spokesperson from Shell corporation.

In addition to this, the Clop ransomware group has published a report on the dark web that showed a number of companies hacked by them showcased several UK-based organizations, including Shell Inc and many US-based financial organizations.

It is still unclear how many organizations were attacked and infiltrated by this. However, Clop ransomware group hasn’t published the complete report yet.

Though this is confirmed, Shell stated, “There is no evidence of any impact to Shell’s core IT systems as the file transfer service is isolated from the rest of Shell’s digital infrastructure.”

The company also mentioned that they have been working with the cyber security team and authorities to investigate this incident further. They are also in contact with the affected individuals to address the possible risk of this incident.

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Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.

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