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Living Social Hacked – 50 millions users affected by the cyber attack

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50 millions users affected by the cyber attack.Customer credit card and stores merchants’ financial and banking information was not affected or accessed in the cyber-attack.

Living Social has been hacked. Usernames, encrypted Passwords, Birthdates of 50 million users has been accessed by the hackers. This has been revealed in an email sent to employees by CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy.

All of Living Social’s countries across the world appear to have been affected, except in Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and the Korea.

There is some good news for living social that customer credit card and stores merchants’ financial and banking information was not affected or accessed in the cyber-attack. Living Social is a daily deals site partially owned by Amazon. Amazon owns 29 percent of the company.

Users impacted by this attack have been informed via email with proper explanation. User’s are requested to change password immediately.

Living Social is actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.