Energy giant Shell has disclosed a data breach after attackers compromised the company's secure file-sharing system powered by Accellion's File Transfer Appliance (FTA).
Shell (short for Royal Dutch Shell plc) is a multinational group of petrochemical and energy companies with more than 86,000 employees in over 70 countries.
Shell disclosed the attack in a public statement published on the company's website last week and said that the incident only affected the Accellion FTA appliance used to transfer large data files securely.
"Upon learning of the incident, Shell addressed the vulnerabilities with its service provider and cyber security team, and started an investigation to better understand the nature and extent of the incident," Shell said.
"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."
Shell also reached out to relevant data authorities and regulators after discovering that the attackers gained access to files transferred using the compromised Accellion FTA appliance.
According to the company, some of the data accessed during the attack belongs to stakeholders and Shell subsidiaries.
While the attackers' identity was not disclosed in Shell's statement, a joint statement published by Accellion and Mandiant last month shed more light on the attacks, linking them to the FIN11 cybercrime group.
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