LastPass Hacked for Second Time This Year

Password management app LastPass says it is investigating a security incident after an "unauthorized party" compromised its systems on Wednesday and gained access to some customer information.

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The information was stored in a third-party cloud service shared by LastPass and parent company GoTo, said LastPass CEO Karim Toubba in a blog post. Toubba said the hackers used information stolen from LastPass' systems in a separate previously disclosed incident that occurred in August of this year. Toubba added in the blog post that "customers' passwords remain safely encrypted."

We recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service, which is currently shared by both LastPass and its affiliate, GoTo. We immediately launched an investigation, engaged Mandiant, a leading security firm, and alerted law enforcement.

We have determined that an unauthorized party, using information obtained in the August 2022 incident, was able to gain access to certain elements of our customers' information. Our customers' passwords remain safely encrypted due to LastPass’s Zero Knowledge architecture.

According to a blog post dated August 22, the previous incident saw a threat actor gain access to the LastPass Development environment using a developer's compromised endpoint to steal source code and some proprietary LastPass technical information. LastPass said at the time that its systems "prevented the threat actor from accessing any customer data or encrypted password vaults."

LastPass is currently working to understand the scope of Wednesday's incident and identify what specific information has been accessed. GoTo, formerly LogMeIn, said it was also investigating the incident, although it did not explain whether GoTo users were also impacted by the hack. In the meantime, LastPass products and services remain "fully functional," said Toubba.

Top Rated Comments

willzyx Avatar
9 weeks ago

Why would you not use the built in password manager and instead willingly pay to use another, less secure, manager?
Because 3rd party password managers (1password, keeper, bitwarden) offer a lot more flexibility and security than Apple's built-in manager. Apple's version is good enough for basic functions, anything more and a dedicated manager is far more advanced. Everyone knows that LastPass is trash and has always been trash.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
9 weeks ago

Why would you not use the built in password manager and instead willingly pay to use another, less secure, manager?
It’s a pain to retrieve passwords when you want to key them into a non-Apple device. For example, when I went to log in to an account on my windows work laptop, I can view said password via the 1Password app on my Apple Watch. It’s also much easier to generate / change passwords in the 1Password app. iCloud Keychain really needs its own standalone manager app, rather than being hidden in the settings app.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djcerla Avatar
9 weeks ago
… but this time it’s the LastTime!
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
9 weeks ago
I switched all my passwords to iCloud passwords. Not only does it work more seamlessly as an Apple ecosystem member, but it feels more secure.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Poleri Avatar
9 weeks ago
This is why I use BitWarden for years. :cool:
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TriBruin Avatar
8 weeks ago

That used to be true but now that they added 2FA and notes there isn’t much of a difference and, in Apple slickness, the 2FA integration is one tap seamless. The only reason I use BitWarden as well is for redundancy. I would like to see categories added, I do like that in BW.
Not much difference? If so, where can I get these features using iCloud:


* Multiple vaults so I can separate personal from work passwords?
* Ability to give family members access to certain passwords (like streaming services) while keeping other passwords only to myself
* Ability to store sensitive documents, along with personal information (Drivers License numbers, SSNs, etc.)
* Ability to fill MORE than just user name and password fields (At aa.com, I have to enter my number and last name to log in.)
* Ability to recognize when a site uses SSO via Apple, Google, GitHub, etc. and remember that setting so the next time I go to that site it takes me direcly to the correct SSO login?
* Save my SSH keys so I don't have to manually copy them to each computer I use?

If you have basic needs, sure iCloud works. But, the best Password managers do SO much more. People need to stop saying that Apple is "almost the same". They are not even in the same ballpark.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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