Following yesterday’s revelation of a likely security breach at password management company LastPass, the company’s CEO is revealing more details about the incident and trying to offer some comfort and advice to his users.
Speaking yesterday with PC World, LastPass CEO Joe Siegrist admits he may have been too “alarmist” in sounding the alarm bell over the potential security breach.
But the anomalies the company found when looking over its logs raised too much of a red flag.
Siegrist explained that he doesn’t think a lot of data would’ve been hacked, but just enough to capture a small number of user names and passwords. Though the passwords were in an encrypted format, those combined with the usernames could give hackers enough of a starting point to hunt for accounts with weak master passwords.