LastPass confirms a security breach, but user data is safe

LastPass confirms a security breach, but user data is safe


25 August 2022

The best practice to protect your passwords is to choose a reliable password manager that will help you create complex passwords and keep them protected within the application. All you have to do is remember the master password that gives you access to the application.

There are several password manager options on the market and one of the most popular is LastPass. Still, earlier in the week the company confirmed that it suffered a cyberattack that led to the theft of some of its source code and some private documents.

According to CEO, Karim Toubba, LastPass noticed unusual activity in the app's development environment two weeks ago and immediately secured the sensitive content, partnered with a cybersecurity firm, and jointly launched the investigation to identify the security hole, as well as to find out exactly what has been stolen.

The investigation is still ongoing, but so far there is no indication that user data or encrypted master passwords were compromised. Especially for the latter and for the content of users' Vaults, LastPass places particular emphasis on the fact that it does not even have the slightest access to this content itself.

We expect new information when the company's investigation will be fully completed in the coming days.

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