Friday, April 26, 2013

LivingSocial Hacked - Hackers Take Away Personal Data of 50 Million

In one of the worst social media 'robbery' hackers who hit the LivingSocial are reportedly have stolen personal data of more than 50 million people.

In his e-mails, LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy wrote, "We 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."

He advised customers to create a new password. LivingSocial has subsequently reset customer passwords, although it's not clear if all customers' passwords were reset or just those who were affected by the hack.

The Washington, D.C.-based site, owned in part by Amazon, claims around 70 million customers worldwide. The company's divisions in the Philippines, South Korea, Indonesia, and Thailand remain unaffected because they are hosted on different servers.

In view of this, If you're using the same password on multiple sites, now's the time to change them.

( via C|net )
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