- Apr 24, 2016
Okta, a leading provider of authentication services and Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, says that its private GitHub repositories were hacked this month.
According to a 'confidential' email notification sent by Okta and seen by BleepingComputer, the security incident involves threat actors stealing Okta's source code.
Source code stolen, customer data not impacted
BleepingComputer has obtained a 'confidential' security incident notification that Okta has been emailing to its 'security contacts' as of a few hours ago. We have confirmed that multiple sources, including IT admins, have been receiving this email notification.
Earlier this month, GitHub alerted Okta of suspicious access to Okta's code repositories, states the notification.
"Upon investigation, we have concluded that such access was used to copy Okta code repositories," writes David Bradbury, the company's Chief Security Officer (CSO) in the email.
Despite stealing Okta's source code, attackers did not gain unauthorized access to the Okta service or customer data, says the company. Okta's "HIPAA, FedRAMP or DoD customers" remain unaffected as the company "does not rely on the confidentiality of its source code as a means to secure its services." As such, no customer action is needed.
In a 'confidential' email notification sent by Okta and seen by BleepingComputer, the company states that attackers gained access to its GitHub repositories this month and stole the company's source code.