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Shadow IT use at Okta behind series of damaging breaches

An Okta employee who signed into their personal Google account on a company-owned device appears to have been the source a breach that is now known to have impacted a total of 134 downstream customers, including several other suppliers of authentication services. The breach, which began on 28 September and lasted until 17 October, saw…

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Microsoft warns over growing threat from Octo Tempest gang

A gang of native English-speaking cyber criminals who began their careers as social engineers in support of so-called SIM swapping attacks and cryptocurrency fraud, and have since graduated to cyber extortion, is rapidly emerging as one of the most dangerous financially motivated cyber crime groups operating today, according to information on the gang released by…

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1Password caught up in Okta support breach

Credential management software supplier 1Password has disclosed it has been caught up in the same breach of the tech support systems of fellow identity and access management (IAM) specialist Okta that impacted BeyondTrust and Cloudflare. 1Password chief technology officer (CTO) Pedro Canahuati said the firm detected suspicious activity on the Okta tenant it uses to…

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Customers speak out over Okta’s response to latest breach

Cyber security companies BeyondTrust and Cloudflare have criticised identity and access management (IAM) specialist Okta after both became ensnared in yet another cyber attack against the latter’s systems. BeyondTrust said it detected an identity-centric attack on an in-house Okta admin account on 2 October 2023, which used a valid session cookie stolen from Okta. It…

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US Cyber Board to probe cloud security after latest Exchange hack

The US Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) is to conduce a review of cloud cyber security, focusing on what government bodies, industry and cloud service providers need to do better to strengthen identity management and authentication in the cloud. The probe comes in the wake of the July 2023 Microsoft Exchange Online incident, which will…

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Most influential women in UK tech: The 2023 longlist

Each year when Computer Weekly asks for nominations for its list of the most influential women in UK tech, the number of women considered grows. This year, more than 650 women were put forward for the top 50, Rising Stars and Hall of Fame, showing yet more growth from previous years – in 2017 when…

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JumpCloud issues notice to customers to refresh API keys

JumpCloud, which offers directory-as-a-service products, has issued mandatory application programming interface (API) security key replacements, following what is believe to be an ongoing security incident. The company offers secure access from any device anywhere and can integrate corporate WiFi and VPN devices using its radius-as-a-service offering. It positions itself as a full cloud replacement for…

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Apple Vision Pro details, iPhone 15 Pro cases leak, and Apple’s product roadmap

Apple Vision Pro Apple Vision Pro has restrictive safety measures, iOS 17 won’t launch with some key features, iPhone 15 Pro leak hints at an Action Button, plus Apple’s product roadmap on the AppleInsider Podcast. More information keeps surfacing about Apple Vision Pro and visionOS, including the likely-necessary head strap. Your hosts discuss Apple’s implementation…

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M2 Ultra Mac Studio, 15-inch MacBook Air, Apple Vision Pro experience

Apple Vision Pro on display at WWDC Examining the M2 Ultra Mac Studio’s performance and design, delving into the 15-inch MacBook Air, and detailing the hands-on experience with Apple Vision Pro, all on this week’s episode of the AppleInsider podcast. Jason Aten takes the reins for this edition of the podcast, with regular co-host Wesley…

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Cohesity Turing aims AI tools at backup and ransomware

Backup product maker Cohesity has announced a number of artificial intelligence (AI)-focused partnerships and a bundling of AI tools for ransomware detection and remediation in Cohesity Turing. The partnership aspect centres on integration with Google’s Vertex AI platform, which joins Microsoft Azure Open AI as an option for its customers. At its Catalyst virtual conference,…

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