Okta investigating reports of possible digital breach

Okta investigating reports of possible digital breach

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Key Facts

  • The Okta service that customers use to authenticate logins "has not been breached and remains fully operational," Okta Chief Security Officer David Bradbury said in a blog post Tuesday.
  • Reuters first reported that Okta was looking into reports of a possible digital breach after a hacking group known as Lapsus$ claimed responsibility for the incident and published screenshots claiming access to an Okta internal administrative account and the firm's Slack channel.
  • Lapsus$, a mysterious hacking group that emerged in December, claimed on the messaging app Telegram that it did not steal any databases from Okta itself, but that "our focus was ONLY on Okta customers."
  • Okta CEO Todd McKinnon tweeted early Tuesday morning that the firm believes those screenshots are related to the security incident in January that was contained.

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