The Morning After: Hackers broke into a LastPass employee’s PC to steal the company’s password vault

LastPass posted an update on its investigation into a couple of security incidents last year, and it’s a lot worse than we thought. Hackers broke into a DevOps engineer’s home computer by exploiting a third-party media software package. They planted a keylogger in the software and obtained the engineer’s master password for an account with access to the LastPass corporate vault. After they get in, they export the vault entries and shared folders with the decryption keys. The company insists all sensitive customer vault data, with few exceptions, “can only be decrypted using a unique encryption key derived from each user’s master password.” The company added that it does not store users’ master passwords.

– Matt Smith

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