(WXYZ) - Popular consumer deal website LivingSocial.com says they are contacting more than 50 million customers whose information may have been exposed in an attack on their servers.
LivingSocial tells 7 Action News that customers began to receive emails about the attack earlier today. They say, "We will continue until all of those customers have been contacted."
"The database that stores customer credit card data was not accessed or affected by the attack," said a spokesperson for LivingSocial.
We're told that leaked customer data included names, email addresses and - in some cases - birth dates. Passwords were encrypted, but LivingSocial recommends that users create new ones.
Below, you will find the email that was sent to LivingSocial employees and to the customers in their database.
- The database that stores customer credit card information was not affected or accessed.
- The database that stores merchants' financial and banking information was not affected or accessed.
- Visit LivingSocial.com
- Click on the "Create a New Password" button (top right corner of the homepage)
- Follow the steps to finish