Security Newsletter
28 Mar 2022
Authentication Giant Okta Breached Through Customer Support
Cybersecurity giant Okta, which provides authentication services for private and government clients and handles how hundreds of millions of users are able to securely log into their employer’s networks, itself was targeted by an extortion-focused hacking group.
In a statement, Okta said the breach was brief and took place in January. But the method the hackers used to gain access still highlights a weakness in giant companies: the hackers targeted a third-party customer support worker.
“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,” Okta told Motherboard in a statement. “The matter was investigated and contained by the subprocessor.”
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LAPSUS$: How a Sloppy Extortion Gang Became One of the Most Prolific Hacking Groups
The U.S. government has said it is paying close attention to LAPSUS$, the group that breached Okta, Microsoft, and Nvidia. The answers for the group's motivations are hiding in plain sight.
The group has confounded and captivated some in the cybersecurity industry, with some even speculating that LAPSUS$ may be a front for a government-backed hacking group. But a review of LAPSUS$’s public statements, their breaches, technical analysis by security experts, and indications of who a main member might be, paints a picture of a crew that bears much more resemblance to the sort of free-wheeling gangs that have become a staple in the world of SIM-swapping and other relatively low level hacking techniques. Only this time, people are paying much more attention, in part because of the sorts of targets that LAPSUS$ managed to compromise. On Thursday shortly after the publication of this story, British police said they had arrested seven teenagers suspected of being part of the gang.
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