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Ebay hacked...urges users to change passwords

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, May 21, 2014.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    by The Associated Press

    The Associated Press

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Updated today at 8:56 AM




    SAN JOSE, Calif. — E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

    The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and there is no evidence any financial or credit card information was stolen.

    EBay says its investigation is active and it can't comment on the specific number of accounts affected, but says the number could be large.

    Read more: http://www.khou.com/community/blogs...o-change-password-after-breach-260107061.html
     
  2. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    paypal not affected, they say.
     
  3. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I find it really interesting that I have 2 ebay seller accounts, dating back to 04, and still not ONE notification from them regarding this.
     
  4. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Ya, I didn't get a notification either. But changed my pass nonetheless. Thanxs op for the headsup.
     
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I didn't get a notification either, but I saw the article plenty of places and thought I'd share.
     
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  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I have never had an eBay account and got a notification on my phone from the clean sweep program.
     
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  7. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    They have it on their site now:

    Important Password Update
    Reset Your Password eBay Inc. Information Site
    To check if you've successfully reset your password, sign in.
    Keeping Our Buyers and Sellers Safe and Secure on eBay
    On Wednesday, we announced that we are asking all eBay users to change their password. This is because of a cyberattack that compromised our eBay user database, which contained your encrypted password.

    We take security on eBay very seriously, and we want to ensure that you feel safe and secure buying and selling on eBay. So we think it’s the right thing to do to have you change your password. And we want to remind you that it’s a good idea to always use different passwords for different sites and accounts. If you used your eBay password on other sites, we are encouraging you to change those passwords, too.

    Here’s what we recommend you do the next time you visit eBay:

    • Take a moment to change your password. This will help further protect you; it’s always a good practice to periodically update your password. Millions of eBay users have already updated their passwords.
    • Remember to always use different passwords on different sites and accounts. If you haven’t done this yet, take the time to do so.
    Meanwhile, our team is committed to making eBay as safe and secure as possible. We are looking at other ways to strengthen security on eBay. In the coming days and weeks we may be introducing new security features. We’ll keep you updated as we do.

    Thanks for your support and cooperation. eBay is your marketplace, and we are committed to keeping it one of the world’s safest places to buy and sell.

    [​IMG]
    Devin Wenig

    President, eBay Marketplaces
     
  9. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    It's totally inexcusable for eBay to have allowed this. Fortunately, I abandoned by account years ago and none of the information is current in it. It has no current credit card or address for me.
     
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I got my offical email from them this evening. Kind of a slow reaction time there.
     
  11. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    I have an account but not been active for many years.
    No CC info on it.
     

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