Deloitte confirms cyber attack

International accounting firm Deloitte confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber attack but said that a very small number of clients were affected.

Deloitte’s statement confirmed a report on Monday by the Guardian newspaper, which broke the news of the attack.

According to the report, the attack appeared to target the global company’s operations in the United States. The breach was reportedly discovered in March, but could have begun as early as October 2016.

The report went on to say that Deloitte had contacted six clients, but the firm declined to name the clients affected, nor who it had contacted or the nature of the data stolen.