##SoSasta.com was compromised today
Well, some of the most secure sites get compromised, so I almost ignored this email that landed in my mailbox this morning. It talked about a ‘potential’ breach, and urged me to change my password at SoSasta and all other sites.
Hi SoSasta Subscriber,
Over this weekend, we’ve been alerted to a security issue potentially affecting subscribers of Sosasta. We wanted to let you know that the issue has been brought under control and your accounts are secure. However, as a precautionary measure, we recommend that you change your SoSasta password immediately, by visiting the SoSasta website (Sign-In using your existing password, then click on Profile followed by Change Password). If you use the same email/password combination at other websites, we recommend you change those passwords as soon as possible, too.
Please be aware that none of your financial information (Credit Card, Debit Card, NetBanking etc) has been compromised since this information is not stored on SoSasta, as per law.
If you have any concerns or find any unusual changes in your SoSasta account, please contact our Customer Support team as soon as possible at 1800 103 2111 between 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. IST, Monday to Saturday so that we can review your account.
You should know that we are working aggressively to prevent this from happening again. Sosasta takes security and privacy very seriously – it’s important to us to provide you with a safe shopping experience of the highest quality, and we will do everything possible to keep your trust. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience or concern we’ve caused.
Sincerely, SoSasta Customer Support
It is one thing to be hacked, and another thing to be caught with your pant’s down. Maybe I can ignore the fact that they had directory listing turned on in apache, and that someone placed the sql dump inside WWW root, but how about clear text passwords? There is absolutely no justification for that. It takes some guts to then call the breach trivial, and to tweet about everything being safe. The issue w.r.t the leaked database is solved and are safe. However, as a precautionary step, we recommend to change your login passwords.
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If you ever signed on to groupon, [check here if you were affected] (https://shouldichangemypassword.com/). The security researcher who found the breach has uploaded the hashed email database here, and lets you query if your email was on the list.