PagerDuty hacked, update your password by Monday

After almost a month, PagerDuty, which provides alerting, on-call scheduling, escalation policies and incident tracking to increase uptime of your apps, servers, websites and databases, has confirmed that it detected an unauthorized intrusion on July 9 by an attacker who gained access to some information about their customers.

The PagerDuty has asked its users to set new strong passwords at this time. The users that do not reset their password by Monday, August 3rd at 12:00pm Pacific Time will be automatically logged out of the website and will receive an email prompting them to reset their password. At no time will alert delivery be affected by this process.

It posted on July 30 that within a few hours of the intrusion, its team stopped the attack. A leading cyber security forensics firm has been hired to investigate the attack.

“We immediately took steps to mitigate the issue, including enhancing our monitoring and detection capabilities, and further hardening our environment,” the blog read.

According to the company concerned, it has not found any evidence that corporate, technical, financial, or sensitive end user information, including phone numbers, was exposed by this incident.

“We do not collect customers’ social security numbers and we do not store or have access to customer credit card numbers. This incident also had no impact on our ability to provide services to our customers. We also notified law enforcement and are cooperating fully with their investigation into this matter,” the company added.

The company said that as per its investigation, the attacker bypassed multiple layers of authentication and gained unauthorized access to an administrative panel provided by one of our infrastructure providers. With this access, they were able to log into a replica of one of PagerDuty’s databases. The evidence indicates that the attacker gained access to users’ names, email addresses, hashed passwords and public calendar feed URLs.

The company has recommend that its customers to reset calendar feed URLs and revoke and re-add access to any mobile devices linked to their PagerDuty account.

“PagerDuty will never ask for your password or other sensitive information via email,” the company said.
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