Hack of LivingSocial Affects 50M Users
Passwords compromised, but not credit card information
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2013 5:11 PM CDT
A file photo of LivingSocial's offices in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

(Newser) – Add LivingSocial to the list of high-profile hacking victims. The online coupon site says hackers got access to the names, emails, birthdays, and encrypted passwords of 50 million customers around the world, reports AllThingsD. The good news is that the hackers did not get any credit card or banking information. Customers affected will be getting an email telling them to change their password, reports USA Today. LivingSocial is partially owned by Amazon, and Reuters says it's second only to Groupon in the "daily deal" business.

"We recently experienced a cyber-attack on our computer systems that resulted in unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers," says the email going out to affected customers. "We are actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue."

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stop_and_think_yall
Apr 27, 2013 7:08 AM CDT
My newser account has been hijacked and I am not posting this comment...
Bieberforpres2016
Apr 26, 2013 11:47 PM CDT
I totally tweeted this article with a link to my facebook. I got 12 likes and posted that on pintrest. I took a photo of my pintrest posting and totally uploaded it to instagram. I am a super cool and connected adult, my shit is totally together, as you can see on my linkedin profile that is hooked up with my google plus profile to maximize my exposure to the world. After all, I know I am important and everyone really wants to know what I think.
WhateverYouSay
Apr 26, 2013 11:12 PM CDT
I got a notice a few hours ago and changed my password. They've been proactive. I think they had decent security, but cyber mischief makers pride themselves on cracking systems no matter what. No one is safe.