50 million LivingSocial accounts hacked

The passwords of over 50 million LivingSocial members have been stolen.

50 million LivingSocial accounts hacked

The computer systems of LivingSocial, the second largest daily deals website in the world, were compromised two weeks ago when an unauthorised user accessed the database and stole the names, email addresses, dates of birth and passwords (encrypted) of some users.

Customer credit card and banking information are not stored in the same database and LivingSocial has stressed that this information was not affected or accessed during the cyber attack. LivingSocial did confirm that Australian users were amongst those whose information was affected.

LivingSocial has started to contact those customers whose data may have been affected by the cyber attacks to request the user to login to create a new password for their account and to consider changing the password(s) on any other sites which use the same or similar passwords.

While the passwords were encrypted, these encryptions can be hacked given time. It is essential for you to change the password connected to your email address if it was the same as the one you used on your LivingSocial account.

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    BettyBoo
    16th May 2013
    11:40am
    Thanks for the heads up
    brushie
    16th May 2013
    3:46pm
    Thank you for letting us know!!
    jan5
    16th May 2013
    4:11pm
    how would i know im on their list?
    are they going to tell me?
    brushie
    16th May 2013
    4:31pm
    Jan5 the article stated that LivingSocial has started to contact those customers whose data may have been affected by the cyber attacks to request the user to login to create a new password for their account and to consider changing the password(s) on any other sites which use the same or similar passwords.
    violet
    16th May 2013
    11:16pm
    They notified me immediately it happened, before it even hit the news. If you're a member, they should have notified you by now.
    Julkay
    17th May 2013
    11:05pm
    That's good to know that. Thank you.


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