Last week, the online deals company Groupon announced that its subsidiary in India, SoSasta, suffered a data breach. According to Reuters, an unnamed security expert alerted the company.
Unencrypted passwords and perhaps email addresses of customers were exposed or stolen. InfoWorld reported the Sosasta database size to be 300,000 customers.
SoSasta posted a notice on its Facebook account that the security issue had been fixed, and that customers' financial information (e.g., credit card and debit card information) had not been exposed nor stolen. SoSasta advised its customers to change their passwords.
While it is good to see breach notices on a scoial networking account, It is a concern that the company didn't discover the breach itself.