LastPass Hack: Engineer’s Failure to Update Plex Software Led to Massive Data Breach

by | March 7, 2023 | Data Breaches

The massive breach at LastPass was the result of one of its engineers failing to update Plex on their home computer, in what’s a sobering reminder of the dangers of failing to keep software up-to-date.

The embattled password management service last week revealed how unidentified actors leveraged information stolen from an earlier incident that took place prior to August 12, 2022, along with details “available from a third-party data breach and a vulnerability in a third-party media software package to launch a coordinated second attack” between August and October 2022.

The intrusion ultimately enabled the adversary to steal partially encrypted password vault data and customer information.

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