Imperva, one of the leading cyber-security firm disclosed a data breach that impacts the customers’ data of Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF).

According to the blog post published by Imperva CEO Chris Hylen, “elements of our Incapsula customer database through September 15, 2017, were exposed”.

The company learned the data exposure on August 20, 2019, an exposure limited only to the customers who have Cloud WAF product through September 15, 2017.

What are the Data Exposed?

The company has not provided any details about how the breach happened and they are currently investigating the incident.

Exposed data includes email addresses, hashed and salted passwords, API keys and customer-provided SSL certificates of customers who registered before September 15, 2017.

“We activated our internal data security response team and protocol, and continue to investigate with the full capacity of our resources how this exposure occurred. “

“We are informing all impacted customers directly and sharing the steps we are taking to safeguard their accounts and data, and additional actions they can take themselves.”

Recommended Security Measures

  • Change user account passwords for Cloud WAF
  • Implement Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Enable two-factor authentication
  • Generate and upload new SSL certificate
  • Reset API keys

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