April 27, 2013

Online deals site LivingSocial said its computer systems were hacked on Friday, which may have compromised the personal data of more than 50 million of its customers.

Hackers gained access to customer data from the company’s servers, which included their names, email addresses, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords, the company said.

The cyber attackers did not gain access to the database where customers’ credit card information was stored, LivingSocial spokesman Andrew Weinstein told ABC News.

Weinstein said customers in South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines were not impacted by the security breach since their passwords were stored on different servers.

But in all other countries where LivingSocial operates, customers were being notified that their information was at risk in the breach.

On LivingSocial’s website, the company provided a banner notice for customers to update their accounts.

Weinstein said that since the hack, customers were also notified in an email written by CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy to change their passwords.

Read the entire article here – ABC News