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Snowflake Customers Being Targeted in Attacks

Snowflake customer details are being sold on cybercrime forums.

Users of IT service provider Snowflake are being targeted by attacks using stolen credentials.

A report by Mandiant, released this week, revealed that customer instances on the Snowflake cloud are being targeted for attacks using leaked login credentials, with attacks concentrated solely on customer accounts and not on the Snowflake service itself.

Known as UNC5537, the attacker is described as being financially motivated, and is suspected to have stolen a significant volume of records from Snowflake customer environments. These victim data records are then advertised for sale on cybercrime forums, while the attackers attempt to extort many of the victims.

However Mandiant did not connect the attacks with the recently reported breach of Snowflake by hacking crew ShinyHunters.

The attackers claim to possess hundreds of millions of credentials, though Snowflake maintains that the breached system was a test environment that was used by a former employee.

As a result of that attack, Ticketmaster and Santander Bank reported data breaches to customers.


Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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