LastPass developers source code stolen by hackers
Keeping track of your login credentials for the different websites and platforms you use to access the internet can be frustrating and challenging. It can become a hassle in the digital age. It helped to build the Single Sign On (SSO) authentication market. Browsers like Google Chrome have this feature built-in, and the most well-known password manager is LastPass. Hackers or cybercriminals have targeted LastPass.
The development environment of the organization was recently breached and corrupted. Despite the fact that the vulnerability was found a few weeks ago, we are just now becoming aware of it. According to LastPass CEO Karim Toubba, the company found a compromise in which hackers gained access to some of the company’s sensitive technical data and source codes through a stolen developer account.
LastPass launched an investigation as soon as they became aware of the incident, which they are still doing. LastPass has engaged a cybersecurity firm to thwart future hacker attempts.
The services are all operating normally, according to LastPass, and both user information and encrypted password vaults are unharmed. Customers do not now require to take any corrective action, according to LastPass. The LastPass hacking incident is not brand-new. The company became aware of suspicious activity in 2021 when hackers tried to log into several client accounts by using the correct master passwords.
LastPass denied and highlighted the attempts because of the different geographic locations, but asserted that the servers were unaffected (like this time). According to LastPass, a third party was in charge of the breach.
LastPass, one of the most popular and successful password managers in the world, stopped offering a free version in 2021. The built-in password manager in Chrome has similar features.