LivingSocial Hacked - Customers Information Accessed
Mar 12, 2014
Apr 28, 2013
LivingSocial was hacked and 50 million customers' names, email addresses, date of birth and encrypted passwords were accessed. Due to this cyber-attack on their computer servers, LivingSocial has notified these customers, asking them to change their passwords for their safety. Credit card and other financial information were not accessed because this information is not stored in the database that the hackers were able to gain access to.
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LivingSocial (http://www.livingsocial.com/) is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city.
LivingSocial has posted the following notification on their website
“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.
The information accessed includes names, email addresses, date of birth for some users, and encrypted passwords -- technically ‘hashed’ and ‘salted’ passwords. We never store passwords in plain text.
The database that stores customer credit card information was not affected or accessed.
Although your LivingSocial password would be difficult to decode, we want to take every precaution to ensure that your account is secure, so we are expiring your old password and requesting that you create a new one.”
If you are a LivingSocial customer and want to change your password, you can click here.
For frequently asked questions about the LivingSocial cyber-attack click here.
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