LivingSocial Hacked: 50 Million Customers’ Personal Data Compromised
LivingSocial announced Friday that they have been cyber hacked and that as many as 50 million users have been affected.
The deals site said customers’ names, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords may have been compromised by the hacking. A banner added to its website Friday evening read, “important notice for customers. If you haven’t already updated your LivingSocial password, please update it now.”
The Washington D.C.-based company said that they are currently working with law enforcement officials and contacting nearly all of their users spread around the globe. LivingSocial did not adress how the hacking occured, but said it “resulted in unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers.” CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy assured customers the company will do better in an e-mail.
“The security of your information is our priority,” he wrote. “We always strive to ensure the security of our customer information, and we are redoubling efforts to prevent any issues in the future.”