Living Social Hacked, 50 million Accounts Compromised


Second biggest daily deal company LivingSocial has been hacked. More than 50 million customers’ data may be leaked that includes names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords.

Good news is that passwords were salted so it is hard to crack. But, Hackers have enough customer data that can be used for marketing purpose. Company also said that credit cards and merchant data is safe.

Living social CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy also sent mail to employees about this breach.

Living Social Hacked, 50 million Accounts Compromised

“LivingSocial recently experienced a cyber-attack on our computer systems that resulted in unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers. We are actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue,” Email reads.

“We also encourage you, for your own personal data security, to consider changing password(s) on any other sites on which you use the same or similar password(s),” LivingSocial Chief Executive Tim O’Shaughnessy added in the email.

Company has also started sending emails to affected users. If you have LivingSocial account, then go and change your account password. Company has already expired the password of affected accounts. If you try to login in your account and your account is affected, it will ask you to change your password.

This attack mainly affected customers of United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Southern Europe and Latin America.



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