Friday, the livingSocial, an online deal service website, was reportedly hijacked by unknown hackers. LivingSocial said that personal information of over 50 million customers have been breached and accessed.
According to the online deal company, email addresses, names, birth dates and passwords of their customers all over the world have been affected by the attack but thankfully, they stated that the credit-card information of these customers were not compromised.
LivingSocial is currently working with the law enforcement officials today and are working hard in investigating the hijack. At the same time, they are getting in touch with their customers informing them about the attacks.
CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy stated in the emails to their customers to immediately reset their passwords and disregard any emails from their site asking any account information or personal data.
On their site, a note in the banner has been posted that reads, “important notice for customers. If you haven’t already updated your LivingSocial password, please update it now.”
There were no details yet on how the attacks happened in the site and who is responsible but they said that the attacks resulted in illegal access of their data in the servers.