eBay password changes required after security breach

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eBay password changes required after security breach
eBay will be contacting its 112 million strong customer base asking them to change their passworlds after a cyberattack compromised a database of encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.

The company investigated the incident and said that there is no sign of unauthorized activity for eBay users or access to financial or credit card information. However, eBay users are still advised to change their passwords, and passwords on other sites if they happen to use the same one.

The attack actually occurred sometime between late February and early March when these cyberattackers compromised a small number of employee log-in credentials and were able to access eBay's corporate network. eBay detected the compromised employee log-in credentials approximately two weeks ago.

The compromised database held information including customers’ names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.

Make sure you change your eBay password, and other passwords if they happen to be the same, just in case so that you don’t get hit with unwanted activity.



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