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Daily Crunch: Hackers pinched LastPass customers’ encrypted password vaults, parent company admits

Daily Crunch: Hackers pinched LastPass customers’ encrypted password vaults, parent company admits

Hackers broke into LastPass, a password manager owned by LogMeIn, and gained access to “encrypted user vaults.” The news, first reported by Motherboard, comes just two days after parent company LogMeIn announced it would be acquiring password manager Meldium.

LastPass has confirmed the breach, saying that it learned about the intrusion on Friday evening.

“We want to be clear that LastPass account information — passwords, email addresses, server per user salts, and LastPass account hashes — were not compromised,” the company wrote in a blog post. “The attackers were, however, able to gain access to LastPass’ systems, including our internal network, server, and source code. We are still investigating the extent of the attack, but we believe that our encryption measures held up and your data remains secure.”

The company says it has patched the hole and is now “actively revoking all affected user’s sessions.” It’s also resetting all LastPass account emails, as well as any “server-side data we believe may have been compromised such as user salt and password reminders.”

LastPass is urging all users to enable two-factor authentication if they haven’t already, and says it will be “providing an optional service to migrate your encrypted data to a new Vault.”

This is a developing story, and we’ll update it as we learn more. In a blog post published late yesterday, LastPass parent company LogMeIn announced that “an unauthorized party” had gained access to a database that included LastPass user email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and encrypted master passwords.

In response to the intrusion, LastPass says it has invalidated all LastPass account email addresses and password reminders, and that it will be requiring all users to update their master passwords the next time they log in. The company is also urging users to enable two-factor authentication on their accounts.

LogMeIn says it is still investigating the matter and has informed law enforcement of the incident.

This is a developing story, we will update this post as we learn more. Correction: This story originally said LogMeIn was resetting LastPass username and password information in addition to the company’s internal security. In fact, LastPass account passwords were never compromised. The story has been updated with the correct information.

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