Breach at eBay Prompts Password Warning

Following a breach that may have compromised passwords and other personal data, eBay is asking its 145 million users to change their passwords.

The company earlier this month discovered a cyberattack that comprised a small number of employee log in credentials, allowing unauthorized access to eBay’s corporate network, according to eBay’s website.

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The attack occurred between late February and early March. Information on the network included names, birthdates, emails, addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords.

There’s no evidence of the compromise affecting accounts for Paypal users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to personal, financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats, the company stated.

eBay noted that it’s working with law enforcement and leading security experts to “aggressively investigate the matter.”

“We are asking all eBay customers to change their password the next time they log into their eBay account. We are making this decision out of an abundance of caution.”

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