Password manager OneLogin suffers data breach

03 June, 2017, 01:53 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • OneLogin confesses to security breach

Following the recent rise in data breaches that have already hit companies like Yahoo, Dropbox, and Telegram, it now seems OneLogin is the latest to join the list as the company reported Wednesday an "unauthorised access to OneLogin data in our USA data region".

"Today we detected unauthorized access to OneLogin data in our USA data region", Hoyos wrote in the initial blog post.

Hackers have gained access to OneLogin, an online password manager that offers a single sign-on to multiple websites and services.

Yet the support page referenced in the email, a page which can only be viewed by customers logging in, allegedly added, "All customers served by our USA data center are affected; customer data was compromised, including the ability to decrypt encrypted data".

OneLogin's blog post includes no other details, aside from a reference to the company's compliance page. Last August, the company warned users that its Secure Notes service had been accessed by an "unauthorized user", but denied that any customer data had been compromised.

Alvaro Hoyos, OneLogin's chief information security officer, said in the blog post that the company discovered the breach yesterday, and that its investigation into what happened is ongoing.

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With the database content as well as the ability to decrypt said database contents - an ability OneLogin having not yet explained precisely how the attacker or attackers could have - the company's customers are at considerable risk.

Password management provider OneLogin notified its customers on May 31 that it detected unauthorized access to user data.

"The threat actor was able to access database tables that contain information about users, apps, and various types of keys. We are thus erring on the side of caution and recommending actions our customers should take".

More in-depth instructions for account security can be found here.

For this reason, customers were advised to change their passwords, generate new API keys for their services, and create new tokens used for logging into accounts.

Gizmodo reached out to OneLogin for comment on yesterday's breach, but had not heard back at time of writing.


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