Why online voting is a terrible idea: Cyber attack on LivingSocial may have affected 50+ million customers

LivingSocial cyber attack affects millions of customers
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:58pm EDT
By Alistair Barr

(Reuters) – LivingSocial, the second-largest daily deal company behind Groupon Inc, said on Friday it was hit by a cyber attack that may have affected more than 50 million customers.

The company said the attack on its computer systems resulted in unauthorized access to customer data, including names, email addresses, date of birth for some users and “encrypted” passwords.

LivingSocial stressed customer credit card and merchants’ financial and banking information were not affected or accessed. It also does not store passwords in plain text.

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