eBay Suffers Attack And Asks 145 Million Users To Change Passwords
It seems that cyber criminals have struck again, this time at eBay. eBay is currently asking users to change their passwords after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. Supposedly the database was first compromised sometime between the end of February and beginning of March, but details were not brought to eBay’s attention until two weeks ago.
So far there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity. As of now, no financial or credit card information was stolen.
eBay claims to be actively investigating the situation and therefore will not comment on the specific number of accounts affected, but there is a large possibility the number could be huge, the problem widespread, so they are asking all of their 145 million users to change their passwords.
Cyber-attackers did manage to take off with employee credentials that granted access to the corporate network, the company said. Law enforcement is working with the California-based company to investigate the attack.eBay also own PayPal, but eBay says there is no evidence PayPal information was hacked, which is stored separately.
The attack follows dozens of other hacking incidents in the past year including a massive data breach at Target stores that impacted millions and the spread of the SSL bug, Heartbleed.
If you have used eBay, every, it would be a good time to change your password. It’s always a good idea to regularly change your passwords to avoid situations like this to begin with.