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LivingSocial hacked, company estimates that 50M accounts are affected

LivingSocial hacked, 50M accounts affected, though no credit card data affected

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 27, 2013 12:07 am

LivingSocial, the company that helps users get better deals, announced that they have been hacked. The company notes that the hackers did not gain access to any credit card information. As a precaution, LivingSocial is sending out an e-mail to 50 million of its users informing them of the hack.

 

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LivingSocial hasn't detailed how the hack occurred, but they have said that names, birthdays, e-mail addresses, and encrypted passwords were compromised. Given enough time and the correct tools, those encrypted passwords can be decrypted. Combine the password with the e-mail and the hackers could gain access to other sites.

 

If you use the same e-mail/password combination on any other sites, you're encouraged to change your passwords right away.

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