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Shell Says It Was Impacted by Accellion Cybersecurity Breach

March 22, 2021, 5:26 PM

Royal Dutch Shell Plc was impacted by a data security incident related to using Accellion Inc.’s file-transfer software, the energy giant said in a statement dated March 16.

An internal investigation has so far found that an “unauthorized party gained access to various files during a limited window of time,” Shell said. Some files contained personal data from Shell companies and their stakeholders, all of whom have been notified.

California-based Accellion said in January that its file transfer appliance software had suffered a security incident with less than 50 customers being affected. Since then companies including U.S. supermarket firm ...

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