The AICPA recently rejected reports that it was the victim of a cyberattack, days after an article surfaced online stating threat actors bragged on an online forum that they compromised an AICPA database.
Earlier this week, the Cybernews website wrote that cybercriminals attached samples of stolen data on the online forum as proof of legitimacy.
Once alerted of the article, the AICPA investigated the online claims. “Our IT incident response team began immediate assessment and testing of the allegedly compromised trove of emails and passwords, enlisting third-party cybersecurity firms as part of that process,” the AICPA said.
“We’ve concluded the hacked emails are not connected to AICPA and CIMA,” the AICPA reported. “They appear to be from previously disclosed breaches of other, unrelated organizations.”