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Okta hack puts thousands of businesses on high alert

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Okta, an authentication company used by thousands of organizations around the world, has now confirmed one of its employees’ laptops was hacked back in January 2022  

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and an attacker had access for five days — but claims its service “has not been breached and remains fully operational.” 

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The disclosure comes as hacking group Lapsus$ has posted screenshots to its Telegram channel claiming to be of Okta’s internal systems,  

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including one that appears to show Okta’s Slack channels, and another with a Cloudflare interface. 

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Any hack of Okta could have major ramifications for the companies, universities, and government agencies that depend upon Okta to authenticate user access to internal systems. 

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But in a statement on Tuesday afternoon, Okta now says that an attacker would only have had limited access during that five-day period  

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