LivingSocial Still Down, Now Delaying Email DistributionBy: Josh Wolford - November 13, 2013
Daily deals site LivingSocial has been down for more than a day, and the company is blaming it on an internal issue.
LivingSocial.com went down Tuesday afternoon, as did all LivingSocial mobile apps. Although the website says that it is temporarily down of maintenance, the company is revealing that there was in fact a problem that caused the outage. According to LivingSocial, the problem is not external and users shouldn’t worry that any of their personal info has been compromised.
We're working non-stop to resolve the issue on our site and app as soon as possible. Here are the latest updates: http://t.co/GRaavH3qfM.
— LivingSocial (@LivingSocial) November 13, 2013
“We can let you know now that it is the result of an internal issue, and there is nothing to indicate that this was the result of any external factors. Also, there is nothing that leads us to think that any consumer or merchant data, or financial information has been compromised,” says LivingSocial.
Although this issue may not be related to a hack, it wouldn’t be the first time LivingSocial has experienced such an intrusion. Back in April, the company announced that they had been hacked and it had exposed over 50 million users emails and passwords – but no credit card info.
LivingSocial says that the have delayed email distribution and that they have “revised promotion schedules to accommodate merchants for the disruption.” You can still access existing deals via email, however, if you already received them.
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