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Hundreds of businesses might be affected by the Okta breach.

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During a five-day period in January, hackers may have gained access to a customer-support engineer’s computer. The firm claims to have over 15,000 customers, ranging from FedEx to Thanet District Council. However, as the public’s worry grew, Okta issued a series of updated blog postings that provided more information.

Although no difficulties have been detected by Okta’s clients, Mr Ahmed advises “great caution and cyber-safety procedures.” It will “continue to research and analyse possible security vulnerabilities to both our infrastructure and the brands we support throughout the world” in partnership with external cyber-security specialists.

However, the engineer’s computer did not grant “god-like access,” the hackers were limited in their actions, and Okta remained fully operational.

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