Fifty million of LivingSocial’s 70 million customers discovered their data may have been compromised when hackers attacked a company server. LivingSocial, a website that features discounted gift certificates, disclosed that hackers gained access to names, email addresses, encrypted passwords and the dates of birth for some users. However, the company maintained that credit card data was not affected.
Julianne Pepitone on money.cnn.com reported, “All LivingSocial users had some data stored on the hacked server…except for customers in Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Those countries use TicketMonster and Ensogo, which are on different systems.”
LivingSocial said it was “actively working with law enforcement to investigate” and instructed users to reset their passwords.
LivingSocial’s hack comes on the heels of the Associated Press’s Twitter account hack, which sent a tweet claiming an attack on the White House had been attacked and the president injured. The news briefly sent the stock market into a precipitous dive until the tweet was debunked.