The mighty Living Social website is the latest to be hacked, attacked or as they put it “experienced a security breach”.
Irish Web Design have carried out a series of actions to protect all the websites they have designed and currently manage.
Irish Web Design is currently considering the best course of action to take to keep all the websites in their care safe in the future.
We will be posting the results here and will also send the details directly to our clients.
If you are not currently a client we are happy to keep you informed if you send us a message from the Contact page of this website.
In the meantime this is the content of the message subscribers received from Living Social earlier on.
LivingSocial recently experienced a security breach on our computer systems that resulted in unauthorised access to some customer data from our servers. We are actively working with the authorities to investigate this issue.
The information accessed includes names, email addresses, the date of birth of some users, and encrypted passwords; technically ‘hashed’ and ‘salted’ passwords. We never store passwords in plain text.
The database that stores customer credit card information was not affected or accessed.
Although your LivingSocial password would be difficult to decode, we want to take every precaution to ensure that your account is secure, so we are expiring your old password and requesting that you create a new one.
|For your security, please create a new password for your account by following the instructions below.|
We also encourage you, for your own personal data security, to consider changing password(s) on any other sites where you use the same or similar password(s).
The security of your information is our priority. We always strive to ensure the security of our customer information, and we are redoubling efforts to prevent any issues in the future.
Please note that LivingSocial will never ask you directly for personal or account information in an email. We will always direct you to the LivingSocial website – and require you to login – before making any changes to your account. Please disregard any emails claiming to be from LivingSocial that request such information or direct you to a different website that asks for such information.
We are sorry this incident occurred, and we look forward to continuing to introduce you to new and exciting things to do in your community.
Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO
Living Social Website Compromised