Security Incidents in the past week
Security Incidents in the past week. On 24th of August this year, Plex disclosed through email, a data breach that affected most users using the platform. Around 20 million password hashes and email addresses were leaked due to this breach and it’s recommended that every Plex user change their password as soon as possible and as an extra security measure.
We encourage double checking devices logged in or to sign out of every device after the password change.
On the 25th of August, LastPass disclosed a partial leak of the platform’s source code and technical implementations through a breached developer account. LastPass states that no user information or data was leaked and the breach has not affected their services at all.
LastPass also mentioned that no user action is required, however we highly recommend enabling Multi-factor authentication if you have not done so already. Read more about statement from LastPass here.
It is important to always use Multi-factor authentication when available,
and these incidents serve as a cold reminder of this fact
Although data breaches continue to be a risk and something we never hope to seldom encounter, it is an unfortunate reality we must live with. As users of online services we can minimize the impact of data breaches by using password managers and unique passwords for each service, both personally and professionally. We have to keep our personal and professional information separate so that in case of a more severe breach, we and our organizations are as protected as we can be.