Sunday, April 28, 2013
LivingSocial Hacked 50 Million Accounts compromised
LivingSocial's systems has been breached by cyber-hackers and illegaly accessed more than 50 million customers information. Users need to change their passwords immediately.
LivingSocial have sent notification emails about the breach to all affected customers. The email contains information about the cyber-attack which resulted in unauthorized access of customer data.
Affected are more than 50 million accounts, according to LivingSocial, making this one of the largest password breaches this year.
LivingSocial has preemptively reset passwords for all users, and they advise users to make sure to pick new passwords that aren't being used anywhere else. A lot of people use the same password for other sites like email, Facebook, and twitter.
LivingSocial had hashed and salted its passwords to slow down the attacker, but it won't stop them. They will figure it out, it's just a matter of time.