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Okta said the hackers were able to access the system using a stolen credential. Okta’s customer offerings, including its production service, were not impacted and are fully operational, the company said.
That makes Okta a high-value target for threat actors, who in a worst-case scenario could hypothetically gain access to dozens of other companies if successful in breaching Okta’s defenses. The breach disclosed Friday does not impact client systems, just a support platform Okta uses to help its clients diagnose issues.
“We have notified impacted customers and taken measures to protect all our customers,” the company said.