Understanding the Snowflake Breach 

Snowflake, a leading cloud-based data warehousing company, recently faced a wave of attacks targeting its enterprise customers, resulting in the leakage of millions of sensitive records. Here’s a closer look at what happened and how companies can protect themselves. 

Attack Path and Methodology 

The attack spree against Snowflake customers began in mid-April 2024 and was officially acknowledged by Snowflake on May 23, 2024. 

The attack did not stem from a vulnerability within Snowflake’s platform. Instead, it was an identity and misconfiguration-based attack that exploited weak identity and access controls, as well as the absence of multifactor authentication. Here’s a breakdown of the attack path: 

Security Recommendations 

In response to these incidents, Snowflake and the cybersecurity community have issued several recommendations to mitigate such identity-based threats: 

How Suridata Can Help 

Suridata offers robust features to help organizations secure their SaaS environment, including Snowflake. Here’s how Suridata can assist: 


The recent attacks on Snowflake customers highlight the critical importance of robust identity and access controls in the SaaS environment. By implementing preventive measures, organizations can significantly reduce their risk of falling victim to similar identity-based threats. Suridata conducts thorough security checks of misconfigurations, identifying potential weaknesses. Key preventive recommendations include: 

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