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LivingSocial says it’s been hacked

on April 27, 2013 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Online deals service LivingSocial said Friday that its website was hacked, and the personal data of more than 50 million customers may have been affected.

The company said customers’ names, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords may have been compromised by the cyberattack. But it said the database that stores customer credit-card information was not accessed or affected.

The Washington, D.C-based company said it was working with law enforcement officials to investigate the attack and was contacting customers in nearly all of the countries where it operates. A banner on its website Friday evening read: “important notice for customers. If you haven’t already updated your LivingSocial password, please update it now.”

The company did not immediately explain how the hacking occurred.

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