Skip to comments.eBay Hacked, Urges All Members to Change Passwords Immediately
Posted on 05/21/2014 4:43:38 PM PDT by kingattax
The online auction and sales giant eBay posted a message Wednesday morning saying that it had been hacked, urging all of its members to change their passwords.
The company said in a statement that a database containing encrypted passwords had been breached, but that financial data, including credit card information, was stored separately and was still safe. Hackers were able to gain access to eBay employee log-ins, eBay said, which in turn gave them access to the encoded passwords.
eBay says that no unauthorized transactions have yet been made with the information. But if youre an eBay user, you still definitely need a new password.
[C]hanging passwords is a best practice, the statement said, and will help enhance security for eBay users.
(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...
I just changed my password about an hour ago.
changed mine, too.
Why don’t I see anything about this on their site?
my password is up for bid sale on ebay.
“my password is up for bid sale on ebay.”
Various politicians have their votes on bid there too.
thanks for the headsup
What is to pervent Ebay from being hacked again and the new pass words stolen? I am going to wait a little bit before changing my password.
Otherwise Ebay would have an alert out right when you sign in which they don't.
Having the database might or might not mean instant capability of using filched passwords. The closer your password is to a dictionary entry, the easier a cyberthief could crack it, however.
It is legit.
I checked my Ebay account and same thing... no warning. And yet it is on a major site, Yahoo. This is not on Fred’s Fabulous Blog.
If it’s fake news, they’ve done a great job.
It’s on all major internet portals.
Do a search of “ebay hacked”
BTW, don’t link your Paypal account to your eBay account.
It is definitely on Ebay as an announcement. Further if you are typing in Ebay.com it is not a risk to change your password.
Just changed my password to the one I use for all my banks, credit cards, and Free Republic. If you see any suspicious posts using my account, this is OK. Send $15 to my Paypal account attention email@example.com to unlock special features on your browser.
While that may be true in this case that's sure not always the case. Target and Citibank as well as others were hit with a capture method that read what you typed on their real .com address in spite of HTTPS. Macht nichts, as they say, no guarantees either way.
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