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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:30 PM

Deals Site LivingSocial Says It's Been Hacked

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON April 27, 2013 (AP)

Online deals service LivingSocial said Friday that its website was hacked, and the personal data of more than 50 million customers may have been affected.

The company said customers' names, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords may have been compromised by the cyberattack. But it said the database that stores customer credit-card information was not accessed or affected.

The Washington, D.C-based company said it was working with law enforcement officials to investigate the attack and was contacting customers in nearly all of the countries where it operates.

A banner on its website Friday evening read: "important notice for customers. If you haven't already updated your LivingSocial password, please update it now."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:36 PM

1. I got the message. Someone may have my dob email address and personal information.

great. A new password is going to help this?

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:05 PM

2. Well, if the hackers manage to unencrypt the passwords that they got, they will be able to get your

credit card info and any other info that you've given the site that the hackers don't have yet. Unless you change your password. ON EDIT: And if you have used that password at any other sites, you will want to change it at those sites too. Hopefully, to something that is different at each site, i.e. a unique password at each site. So that breaking of one password doesn't possibly lead to compromising all sites that have that same password.

I'm sorry to hear they've gotten what they've gotten.

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Response to progree (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:23 PM

3. I wish I had a clue what my password was. they disabled all passwords. not going to continue with

them into the future. so did not make a new password.

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