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And the [hacks] just keep on coming......

We've had the Epsilon breach.   We've had Sony Breach One and Sony Breach Two.   Today, Bloomberg News reports on a breach that may be, as one security expert in the article calls it, "the nastiest password hack in history...."  LastPass is reporting that hackers may have broken into its database and stolen info on as many as 1.25 million users.

LastPass is a company whose entire business model is built around safeguarding and simplifying users online passwords.  Users subscribe to the service to create a single sign-on password with advertised "enhanced security features" to access their entire online persona -- banking, shopping, or any other secure site requiring a password.  In fact, their slogan is "The Last Password You'll Ever Need."    The company has posed a notice on its site telling people "not to panic" but to change their master password.  The servers appear to be overloaded and customer support is tweeting "I assure you, your data is secure..."

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.