It is the company’s CEO himself who shares that the LastPass password manager has been hacked again. The incident comes just six months after an earlier hack. But this time the incident affects the users.
August attack episode 2
Many tend to use the same password for their accounts to avoid getting tangled up. But it can cause security problems. That’s the whole point of using a password manager like LastPass.
LastPass is a top notch manager with over 30 million users. The platform offers a range of multi-factor security features. The company was hacked in August. An unauthorized actor would have accessed its development environment.
Malicious actors used the stolen data during this hack to break the LastPass system again. But this time, User data has been disclosed. The aftermath of this breach in August has spread and compromised customer data, LastPass said in a statement.
LastPass Hack: The investigation is ongoing
In a press release, Karim Toubba, CEO of LastPass, states that his team would have done so recently detected unusual activity. This, within a third-party cloud storage service. This led to a disclosure of data.
“We determined that an unauthorized party was able to access certain elements of our customers’ information using information obtained during the August 2022 incident.” The company did not specify what type of customer information was disclosed or how many users may have been affected. by the violation. But in any case, the investigation is ongoing.
The company asked Mandiant and law enforcement to investigate the hack. The company has also introduced additional security measures and monitoring of its IT infrastructure. Despite the incident LastPass is fully functional and “Customer passwords remain securely encrypted,” assures Toubba.