eBay hit by cyber attack

If you happen to be asked to change your eBay password later today, don’t be alarmed, the website is just taking precautionary measures after being hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday night.

That attack, eBay claims, compromised a database “containing encrypted passwords and non-financial data.” There has also been no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, according to eBay. That information, the company says, is store in different formats.

The attack occurred between late February and early March, and included customers’ name, encrypted passwords, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth.

In a statement released by the company, eBay said that its committed to making the website as safe as possible.

Information security and customer data protection are of paramount importance to eBay Inc., and eBay regrets any inconvenience or concern that this password reset may cause our customers. We know our customers trust us with their information, and we take seriously our commitment to maintaining a safe, secure and trusted global marketplace.”

Mike’s Musings: The attack may not have released any financial information, but if someone as all the information for the account, then getting credit card details become a hell of a lot easier. I just wonder why an attack that happened two months ago took this long to become public by the company.

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