Ebay has announced that it will be advising all of its users to change their passwords, after the company suffered a cyberattack that compromised one of their database that contained encrypted passwords.
The company said that the attack took place between late February and early March, and that they have conducted extensive tests on their networks, they have confirmed that there is ‘no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information’.
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.
Ebay will start emailing all of their customers later today to let them know to change their passwords, the company has also said that anyone who has used their Ebay password on other sites should change that password on the other sites as well.
Source Ebay, TechCrunch
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