Daily deals website LivingSocial hacked–report


10:30 AM April 27th, 2013

April 27th, 2013 10:30 AM

SAN FRANCISCO – Hackers broke into a daily deals website backed by online retail titan Amazon.com and breached the accounts of 50 million members, according to a report Friday by All Things Digital.

Names, birth dates and encrypted password information was swiped in a cyber-attack at LivingSocial, according to a report at AllThingsD.com.

No credit card or merchant financial information was stolen during the attack, AllThingsD said, citing an email sent to LivingSocial employees by its chief executive.

LivingSocial is a Washington, DC-based Internet firm that provides users with discounts at local businesses. The company reportedly has 70 million members worldwide.

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