Forget about the great train robbery, in this day and age, personal information stored online might prove to be far more valuable to thieving minds and hearts than just cold, hard cash, although I think that cash alone would still be the prime motivator for many a thief. Apparently, online deals service LivingSocial mentioned at the end of last week that their website was compromised, and the personal data of over 50 million customers could very well have been compromised.
According to LivingSocial, if you have registered with them, your name, email addresses, date of birth and encrypted password could have been compromised in the hacking incident. LivingSocial went on to say that their database which holds your credit card information was not accessed or affected, but we can only go so far and take their word for it. LivingSocial is currently working alongside law enforcement officials to investigate the attack, and have done their bit to contact customers in just about all of the countries where it has operations in. Hopefully other group buying sites like Microsoft’s recently introduced Bing Offers would not be affected.
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