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eBay asks users to change password after breach

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their passwords after a cyberattack compromised a company database containing customers’ names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.
By MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer Published: May 22, 2014
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eBay at risk in cyberattack

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their passwords after a cyberattack compromised a company database containing customers’ names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.

The company said Wednesday that there is no evidence that any financial or credit card information was stolen or of unauthorized activity for its 145 million active users.

Cyberattackers stole a small number of employee log-in credentials that gave access to eBay’s corporate network, the company said.

The database was hacked sometime between late February and early March, but compromised employee log-in credentials were first detected two weeks ago.

EBay owns electronic payment service PayPal, but eBay says there is no evidence PayPal information was hacked, since that data is stored separately.

Associated Press


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