30 Apr '13, 4am

IT Hiccups of the Week: Latest LivingSocial Alert Not What Customers Bargained For: Plus: Glitches open prison...

IT Hiccups of the Week: Latest LivingSocial Alert Not What Customers Bargained For: Plus: Glitches open prison...

Deal of the Week: Identity Theft On Saturday, I and 50 million other LivingSocial customers received e-mail notices from company CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy telling us that we got more than we bargained for when we signed up to receive deals via the site. We got hacked. Earlier in the week, our account details including names, e-mail addresses, birth dates, and encrypted passwords had been compromised. The e-mail told us that LivingSocial had already reset users’ passwords , mainly to force customers to create new ones. The note assured us that our credit card information was stored on a separate server that was not breached and thus did not fall into the attackers’ hands. Though LivingSocial also offered assurances that our stored passwords were encrypted, security experts laugh at the notion that a highly motivated hacker will be stymied by that barrier. What will the cyberthi...

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