LivingSocial Hacked; Above 50 Million Accounts Accessed

Posted: Apr 27 2013, 4:10am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 27 2013, 4:21am CDT , in Misc


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LivingSocial Hacked; Above 50 Million Accounts Accessed

Daily deals website "Living Social" is hacked on Friday afternoon. But the database related to customer credit card information and merchants’ financial and banking information is not accessed.

LivingSocial is in trouble again. Famous daily deals site is already coping up with its financial issues due to which 29% of company's share recently acquired by Amazon. Now Washington, D.C.-based company has to face a huge cyber attack that affects 70% of its user data. This hacking cause unauthorized access to some customer data from company's servers. LivingSocial stated that they are actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.

LivingSocial requested its users to reset their passwords through a security notice on its official site. Notice also shows the information related to user names, email addresses, date of births and encrypted passwords is only accessed while the credit information of users and merchants is safe.

LivingSocial has 70 million members worldwide as shown by company's facts and figures. If we calculate 70% of 70 million members, the number of users afftected by this massive cyber attack is more than 500 million. A huge amount it is. While the company requested all users to not only reset their LivingSocial passwords but also on other sites where members use similar passwrod(s). Livingsocial indicated that by doing this, members will make their personal data more secure.

If you are a LivingSocial Member, do not waste time and Change Your Password immediately.

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