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Cyberattack exposes 50M LivingSocial users' data

updated 02:30 pm EDT, Sun April 28, 2013

LivingSocial issues warning for users in all countries

Daily deals coupon site LivingSocial has issued a warning to its customers that their user data may have been breached in a recent cyberattack. The company last week reported an attack on its systems that gave malicious parties access to as many as 50 million users' names, email addresses, dates of birth, and "encrypted passwords," according to Reuters. The company says it is working with law enforcement to investigate the issue.

LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy emailed employees of the company to inform them of the attack on its systems. While other aspects of customer data were compromised, customer credit card information appears to have been untouched.

The attack reportedly affected customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Southern Europe, Canada, and Latin America. Users based in South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand operate on a different system and were not affected.

The company has been trying to contact the 50 million affected customers in order to inform them of what they should do. LivingSocial recommends that customers log in to the site to create a new password and to change their passwords on any sites on which they use the same or a similar password.



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