Okta hit by third-party data breach exposing employee information

Okta hit by third-party data breach exposing employee information

November 2, 2023 at 11:11AM

Cloud identity management provider Okta has warned around 5,000 current and former employees that their personal information may have been exposed in a data breach affecting healthcare coverage provider Rightway Healthcare. The breach, which occurred on September 23, 2023, compromised a file containing names, Social Security numbers, and health insurance plan numbers of Okta employees. Okta has launched an investigation but has no evidence of misuse. The affected individuals are being offered two-year credit monitoring and fraud protection services. Okta has experienced multiple breaches in recent years, mainly due to social engineering attacks or credential theft.

Key takeaways from the meeting notes:

1. Okta, a cloud identity and access management solutions provider, has experienced a data breach.
2. The breach occurred due to a network breach suffered by Rightway Healthcare, which provides healthcare coverage for Okta employees and their families.
3. The breach exposed personal information of current and former Okta employees and their dependents, including full names, Social Security Numbers (SSNs), and health or medical insurance plan numbers.
4. Okta learned about the breach on October 12, 2023, and immediately initiated an investigation.
5. The breach impacted a total of 4,961 employees.
6. While there is no evidence of misuse of the exposed personal information, Okta is offering two-year credit monitoring, identity theft protection, and fraud protection services to affected individuals.
7. Okta has experienced previous breaches in the past two years due to social engineering attacks and credential theft.
8. The recent breach did not impact Okta’s customers, but it does increase the overall security risk for the company.

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