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

LastPass released an update on its investigation into a couple of security incidents last year, and they sound worse than we thought. Hackers broke into the home computer of a company DevOps engineer by exploiting a third-party multimedia software package. They installed a keylogger in the software and captured the engineer’s master password for an account with access to the company’s LastPass vault. Once inside, they extracted the vault entries and shared folders with decryption keys. The company insisted that all sensitive customer vault data, with certain exceptions, “can only be decrypted with 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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