Hackers targeting Snowflake customers steal large amount of data

A recent security breach at Snowflake, a cloud data storage and analysis service, exposed data from some of its clients. The cybercriminal group responsible for the breach, UNC5537, has a history of using stolen customer credentials in malware campaigns to steal data and extort victims. Over 500 login credentials belonging to Snowflake customers were leaked online.

UNC5537 is a group of cybercriminals from North America and Turkey with financial motivations to steal and extort data from victims. They targeted users without multi-factor authentication and likely used credentials obtained from previous ransomware attacks. Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm, identified the threat campaign as UNC5537 and attributed the unauthorized access to compromised customer credentials obtained from previous ransomware attacks.

Snowflake reported that a limited number of accounts had been compromised, with no evidence of platform vulnerabilities or personnel password compromises. However, Mandiant identified around 165 Snowflake customers potentially affected by the campaign. They recommended implementing advanced security controls to protect against future attacks.

Snowflake is working closely with clients to mitigate cyber threats and ensure the implementation of advanced security controls to protect against future attacks. They continue to investigate the incident and collaborate with cybersecurity experts to enhance their security measures and protect customer data.

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