Living Social Hacked, 50 Million Names,Emails, and Encrypted Passwords Leaked

LivingSocial, the second biggest daily deal company in the US, announced that it has been hacked and that attackers got away with data on 50 million customers. The data includes names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. The passwords are also salted so they should be hard to break, close to impossible on everyday hardware. But that's still a huge amount of data that hackers grabbed. LivingSocial says that the database containing customer credit card data, as well as the database containing merchant info, haven't been affected in the attack.
Still, that's a huge amount of data that got out. The email addresses alone are a gold mine to any spammer, shady marketer, and anyone in between.

"The security of our customer and merchant information is our priority. We always strive to ensure the security of our customer information, and we are redoubling efforts to prevent any issues in the future," - Wrote by LivingSocial.

Which is nice of them, but maybe if security was such a top concern they wouldn't have been hacked in the first place. The company is notifying affected users via email, but will suspending phone support during this time. Needless to say, if you have a LivingSocial account, you should be changing your password as soon as possible.LivingSocial has already expired the passwords of those affected, so they'll have to provide new ones the next time they want to log in.
The site also encouraged those affected to change their passwords on other sites where they may have reused them.


"We need to do the right thing for our customers who place their trust in us, and that is why we're taking the steps described and going above and beyond what’s required. We'll all need to work incredibly hard over the coming days and weeks to validate that faith and trust," CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy wrote in an internal email to employees.

Himanshu is a young engineer living in India. Currently working at Cognizant as a Senior Engineer. He is an ethical hacker & blogger too, doing lots of crazy stuff... If you seem interesting, go through his portfolio: : "Open Source. Millions of open minds can't be wrong!

17 comments: On Living Social Hacked, 50 Million Names,Emails, and Encrypted Passwords Leaked

  • Thanks for some other informative web site.

  • Does your website have a contact page? I'm having problems locating it but, I'd like to send
    you an email. I've got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great website and I look forward
    to seeing it expand over time.

  • I really like reading a post that can make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  • Hello mates, how is all, and what you desire to say about this piece
    of writing, in my view its actually amazing in favor of me.

  • Woah! I'm really loving the template/theme of this
    site. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's hard to get that "perfect balance"
    between usability and visual appeal. I must say that you've
    done a superb job with this. Additionally, the blog loads very quick for
    me on Opera. Outstanding Blog!

  • If some one desires expert view regarding running a blog afterward i recommend him/her to go to see this web site, Keep up
    the pleasant job.

    My website: oven microwave combo

  • Having read this I believed it was really informative.
    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this short article together.

    I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time
    both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

    my page - canon sx260 review []

  • Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren't loading correctly.

    I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I've tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

    my weblog; proba

  • I like the valuable information you provide on your articles.

    I'll bookmark your weblog and test once more right here
    regularly. I'm fairly sure I'll learn a lot of new stuff proper right here!

    Best of luck for the following!

    My page: cute baby boy gift baskets

  • Isabelle Salizzoni

    Just wondering, before I consider subscribing... is that this an actual, individually composed letter to every single subscriber, or does just about every writer compose a single letter every week and send the same composition to all with the subscribers they're assigned to write to?

  • I have read some good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how a lot effort you place to create any such wonderful
    informative site.

    Also visit my page ... 24 depth Refrigerator

  • Hi there all, here every one is sharing these kinds of knowledge, therefore it's pleasant to read this
    web site, and I used to visit this blog every day.

    Here is my page car wax for black cars

  • My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different
    web page and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i'm following you.
    Look forward to finding out about your web page yet again.

    My blog; portable induction cooktop

  • It's really very complex in this full of activity life to listen news on Television, therefore I simply use
    the web for that purpose, and take the newest

    my homepage - portable induction cooktop

  • Kirby Malinovsky

    I beloved your post.Truly thank you! Seriously Excellent.

  • Hiya very cool website!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I'll bookmark your website and take the feeds also?I'm happy to find a lot of helpful information here in the put up, we'd like develop extra techniques in this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Site Footer

Sliding Sidebar

We are India’s largest Startup Community

We are team of ' Delhi Startups ' , most active startup community with strict spam policy.
We are making !deas happen..for future, business and jobs without charging anything, with connecting entrepreneurs.. It's a reason to trust on us.
Come and join or subscribe, we will defiantly give a reason to like us.

Our Facebook Page