Okta concedes hundreds of clients could be affected by breach

Okta concedes hundreds of clients could be affected by breach

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Key Facts

  • It's been nearly 24 hours since Okta publicly acknowledged the apparent hack after a mysterious hacking group known as Lapsus$ published screenshots claiming access to an Okta internal administrative account and the firm's Slack channel.
  • The breach created alarm among cybersecurity experts because of how popular the service is with big organizations and the potential access that a hacker could acquire by targeting Okta.
  • But, Bradbury said Tuesday that the Okta service itself hadn't been breached, and the hackers had instead accessed an engineer's laptop who was providing technical support to Okta.
  • "The potential impact to Okta customers is limited to the access that support engineers have," Bradbury said.

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