Okta has announced that a breach has impacted 366 corporate customers, making it one of the most high-profile breaches so far in 2022.
The announcement comes after the Lapsus$ hacking group posted screenshots of internal Okta apps and systems, two months after the breach occurred.
After conflicting initial statements from the company about whether a breach occurred and the extent of the incident, the company has claimed that the breach came as a result of actions taken by a third-party vendor that acts as a subprocessor and customer support provider for Okta.
Okta’s leadership confirmed in a statement that the company, Sykes, was the source of the breach, after its parent company Sitel’s network was breached over a five-day period by the hackers.
Incidents like this underscore the importance of hiring vendors that are trustworthy and have stringent security systems in place, especially when it comes to cybersecurity services. We are a CREST-approved provider and all members of our team undergo stringent background checks and have demonstrated skill and experience. Contact us to discuss how we can support your business.