Monday, May 20, 2024

LastPass Suffers 2nd Security Breach Of The Year; Exposing Some Customer’s Information

Popular password-management firm LastPass announced that it is looking into a second security issue in which hackers gained access to some of its customer data.

“We recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service, which is currently shared by both LastPass and its affiliate, GoTo,” LastPass CEO Karim Toubba said.

In October 2015, GoTo, formerly known as LogMeIn, purchased LastPass. The Boston-based company revealed plans to spin off LastPass as a separate business in December 2021.

Through the use of data gained from a prior breach in August 2022, an unauthorised third party was able to access “some components of our customers’ information” as a result of the digital intrusion.

Its development environment was the target of the August 2022 security incident, which resulted in the theft of some of its source code and technical data. LastPass revealed in September that the threat actor had access for four days.

Customers of LastPass and GoTo may be affected, however, the extent of the compromise is still unknown. Passwords used by users weren’t hacked, though.

The business claimed to have hired Google-owned Mandiant’s services and informed law enforcement of the most recent development. It said that it was trying to figure out exactly what data was accessed.

It also stressed that it would keep implementing improved security safeguards and monitoring tools in order to help identify and stop new threat actor activities.

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