Identity authentication firm Okta downplayed the extent of an apparent security breach on Tuesday after prominent hacker group Lapsus$ posted screenshots purportedly containing sensitive information from its internal systems.
A potential security breach at Okta could have major implications given the company’s roster of high-profile clients. Customers listed on its website include FedEx, JetBlue, Peloton, T-Mobile, and the Federal Communications Commission.
Okta said its preliminary investigation found the screenshots were likely related to a January cybersecurity incident and were not thought to be a sign of an ongoing breach of its system.
“In late January 2022, Okta detected an attempt to compromise the account of a third-party customer support engineer working for one of our subprocessors. The matter was investigated and contained by the subprocessor,” an Okta spokesperson said in a statement.
“We believe the screenshots shared online are connected to this January event. Based on our investigation to date, there is no evidence of ongoing malicious activity beyond the activity detected in January,” the spokesperson added.
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