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LivingSocial hacked, 50 million affected

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 04/28/2013 @ 1:05 pm In Diversions,Money,U.S. | No Comments

(CNET) — Daily deals Web site LivingSocial is the latest database target for hackers, who have compromised the personal information of more than 50 million people.

In internal LivingSocial e-mails obtained by AllThingsD, the unknown culprits appear to have made off with the names, e-mails, birthdates, and encrypted passwords of what appears to be the vast majority of LivingSocial customers.

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.


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