eBay Hacked, Requesting All Members To Change Passwords

Online sales giant eBay posted a message on its official blog stating that it has been hacked. EBay is requesting all its members to change their passwords.
In the statement, the company said that a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data was compromised. Along with this, a small number of employee log-in credentials were compromised allowing unauthorized access to eBay’s corporate network.
EBay also added that they are working with law enforcement and leading security experts to investigate into this matter and are applying the best forensic tools and practices to protect their customers.

They added that they will be sending an email to all customers to request them to change their password as they do not have evidence whether PayPal accounts were accessed by the cyber criminals.

PayPal also publish a statement which goes as follows:
"Later today, eBay Inc. will be asking all eBay users to change their passwords due to a cyber attack that compromised an eBay database containing encrypted eBay passwords and other non-financial information. eBay will notify its user base directly within the next 24 hours with more details.

Extensive forensic research has shown no evidence of unauthorized access or compromise to personal or financial information for PayPal customers.  PayPal customer and financial data is encrypted and stored separately, and PayPal never shares financial information with merchants, including eBay.

In addition to asking users to reset passwords, eBay Inc. said it will also encourage any eBay user who used the same password on other sites to change those, too."

More can be read from official eBay blog post [Click Here!]


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