Just as we were thinking we were going to avoid any major enterprise compromises this week, LivingSocial announces that it has been compromised and some 50 million accounts have been compromised. Based on the reports, it doesn’t seem that any financial data is at risk, but things like usernames and passwords are all fair game.
To put this into perspective, if you think back to last years major compromise, LinkedIn, that was only 6 million accounts. The data compromised here is about 8.5 times that size.
That’s pretty freaking big.