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eBay urges users to change passwords

G22nd May 2014

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Following a cyberattack, all eBay users are urged to change their account passwords.

Online sales website eBay is asking its 150 million users to change their account passwords, following a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.

eBay claims that the cyberattack compromised a small number of employee log-in credentials, allowing unauthorised access to eBay’s corporate network. The attack appears to have been committed in “late February and early March” but has only now been discovered.

eBay says that it has seen no indication of increased fraudulent account activity on the popular online sales website and has no evidence of unauthorised 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.

eBay users can change their passwords via



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