Online Deal service LivingSocial website is hacked and the Personal Data of more that 50 Million Customers have been affected, it is also confirmed by the Living Social itself that they hit by a Cyber- Attack and they are requesting users to change their Password by Email and a Red Strip Notice on their website.
They said that data which is affected contains, email addresses, date of birth for some users, and encrypted passwords
LivingSocial security notice:
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.
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).
The security of your information is our priority. We always strive to ensure the security of our customer information, and we are redoubling efforts to prevent any issues in the future.
Please note that LivingSocial will never ask you directly for personal or account information in an email. We will always direct you to the LivingSocial website – and require you to login – before making any changes to your account. Please disregard any emails claiming to be from LivingSocial that request such information or direct you to a different website that asks for such information.
We are sorry this incident occurred, and we look forward to continuing to introduce you to new and exciting things to do in your community.
You can change your LivingSocial Password from here