Snowflake tells customers to enable MFA as investigations continue

June 10, 2024

Cloud data analytics platform Snowflake said it is going to begin forcing customers to implement multi-factor authentication to prevent more intrusions.

The move comes in response to an incident discovered late last month by analysts at Hudson Rock, which saw criminals make off with more than a terabyte of data from Ticketmaster, information from Spanish bank Santander, and most recently (it’s been claimed), hundreds of millions of customer files from Advance Auto Parts. All are Snowflake customers.

While Snowflake threatened legal action against Hudson Rock and forced it to retract its report, the cloud vendor has also admitted that it was investigating “a targeted threat campaign against some Snowflake customer accounts.”

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