05-21-2014, 11:26 AM #1
Global Notice - Change Your eBay/PayPal Passwords!
E-commerce company eBay Inc. said a database was compromised in a hacking attack between late February and early March, and clients’ non-financial information was stolen.
EBay said the compromised database contained customer names, encrypted passwords, e-mail addresses, birth dates, physical addresses and phone numbers. It said it would ask users to change their passwords.
“For the time being, we cannot comment on the specific number of accounts impacted. However, we believe there may be a large number of accounts involved and we are asking all eBay users to change their passwords,” eBay spokeswoman Kari Ramirez said. EBay has more than 100 million monthly active users.
The company said in a statement the attack has allowed unauthorized access to the company’s corporate network but it found no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information.
The attack was made through compromised employee accounts that allowed unauthorized access to its corporate network, the company said in a statement. It said the breach was first detected about two weeks ago.
In a blog post outlining the breach, the company said it had "no indication of increased fraudulent account activity on eBay" and "no evidence of unauthorized access or compromises to personal or financial information for PayPal users. PayPal data is stored separately on a secure network, and all PayPal financial information is encrypted."
05-21-2014, 06:40 PM #2
05-21-2014, 09:09 PM #3
07-03-2014, 03:06 PM #4
Thanks for the heads up.