May 21, 2014
Ebay users are being asked to change their account passwords following a cyberattack that impacted a database with encrypted passwords and non-financial data. The online marketplace says that it has found no evidence of unauthorized activity or access to financial information. Nonetheless, they are asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, according to USA Today. The database attacked includes information such as customers' names, encrypted passwords, email and physical addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth. Encrypted financial data is not contained in this database. The breach happened between late February and early March, and resulted from a cyberattack targeting a small group of employee log-in credentials. In a statement, the company says “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 send out emails to users today to request changes to their passwords. To change your eBay password, go My Account > Personal Information > Password. See also: Updated eBay App For The iPhone Offers A Revamped Home Page And More, WSJ: Square Is Running Out Of Cash And Looking To Sell, and PayPal Update Ushers In Improved Security And Accessibility.