29 Jun '11, 7am

Groupon India suffers massive security breach

Groupon India suffers massive security breach

The Indian subsidiary of online deals giant Groupon has accidentally published email addresses and passwords of its 300,000-strong subscriber database, reports and the company said. -- PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGE NEW DELHI - THE Indian subsidiary of online deals giant Groupon has accidentally published email addresses and passwords of its 300,000-strong subscriber database, reports and the company said. Daniel Grzelak, founder of the Internet security website shouldichangemypassword.com, found the security breach of sosasta.com while running a Google search for publicly available databases. 'A few hours and tweaks later, this database came up,' he told the Internet security site risky.biz. 'I started scrolling, and scrolling, and I couldn't get to the bottom of the file. Then I realised how big it actually was.' Sosasta.com, an online discount portal acquired by Groupon in Janu...

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