eBay Security Breach, Asks Users to Change Passwords

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by No Comments

eBay has become aware of a security breach that compromised a database that included encrypted passwords. eBay officials note that no financial data was implicated. In addition to passwords, the database contained basic information like name, email, phone number, address, and date of birth, but eBay officials stressed that no confidential or personal information was included in the breach. PayPal was also not involved in the breach.

When changing your eBay password, remember to also change your password on any other sites that may have the same password.

Finally, be extra skeptical of emails that may be impersonating eBay. These emails may not be legitimate and are attempting to capture your credentials. As always, if you are unsure of the legitimacy of an email, forward it to datasecurity@luc.edu.

Link to source: theverge 

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