‘Identity and access management solution without compromise’ is compromised

Graham Cluley
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OneLogin describes itself as the “identity and access management (IAM) solution without compromise.”

Which means it must be OneLogin’s very worst nightmare to discover that it has itself been compromised.

It appears that a hacker was able to view “Secure Notes” updated by OneLogin users between 25 July and 25 August 2016, because of a bug that was exploited after a hacker gained access to the company’s systems after stealing a OneLogin employee’s password.

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Security staff at the identity management firm say no other systems have been affected.

OneLogin says that the issue has impacted a “small subset” of its customers, but that’s really beside the point.

Damage has been done to the company’s reputation, and when a company has actively promoted itself for so long as a solution for securing enterprise data it will take a long time before clients and prospective customers forget about their security snafu.

More details can be found in OneLogin’s blog post.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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