Okta Breach 2022: 17 Things for OKTA Stock Investors to Know About the Lapsus$ Hack


Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA) stock is slipping this morning following news of a 2022 breach at the authentication services provider.

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Let’s go over all the details we know about the Okta data hack.

  • First off is the fact that hacker group Lapsus$ is behind the data breach.
  • The group posted screenshots of what appears to be the internal environment of Okta.
  • Experts that have looked over the screenshots believe them to be authentic.
  • However, Okta isn’t all that worried about it.
  • According to the company, these appear to be connected to a hack that took place back in January.
  • That saw hackers attempt to compromise a third-party engineer’s account.
  • The authentication services provider says that the incident has already been contained.
  • That means that the Lapsus$ is from an older hack that likely won’t affect the company’s customers.
  • If the hack does turn out to be new, it could spell trouble for Okta’s customers.
  • Lapsus$ has specifically mentioned that this is the target with its ransom message.
  • That makes sense considering Okra serves a wide variety of large companies.
  • For example, some of them include FedEx (NYSE:FDX) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS).
  • If Lapsus$ has managed a new Okta 2022 data breach, then the company doesn’t know the full scope of the attack.
  • But yet again, the company says it hasn’t detected any ongoing malicious activity since the hack in January.
  • Even so, heavy trading has OKTA stock down today.
  • As of this writing, more than 2.3 million shares of the company’s stock have changed hands.
  • That’s already above its daily average trading volume of 2.1 million shares.

OKTA stock is down 6.5% as of Tuesday morning.

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