Reused passwords behind Groupon fraud attack

Nicole Kobie reports:

Groupon has denied it’s been hacked following reports that users’ accounts are being abused to buy expensive holidays.

Users of the discount site have reported hundreds of pounds missing from bank accounts, with one saying their account was used by a criminal to buy a holiday worth more than £2,400.

Groupon said it hasn’t been hacked, claiming instead that the fault lies with fraudsters who have stolen login credentials.

“I can confirm there has been no security breach to our website or mobile app,” a spokesperson told Mail Online. “What we are seeing however is a very small number of customers who have had their account taken over by fraudsters.”

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