eBay To Users: Change Your Password
Don't look now, but there's been yet another security breach. This time at eBay.
In a posting on the company’s website, eBay said a cyber-attack “compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.” Officials with the company are urging customers to change their passwords as soon as possible.
ABC News has more info on the details:
Hackers broke into the database "between late February and early March," but eBay didn't detect a problem with employee log-in credentials -- which the hackers had hijacked -- until about two weeks ago, the statement said.
The company assured customers that it's seen “no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats.”
eBay officials say despite the fact that it doesn't appear financial details were exposed, the safest thing to do in a situation like this is to change your password immediately. They estimate 145 million people use the site, so that's a lot of password changin'.
In a separate Q&A post, eBay said it “will not speculate” as to who may be responsible for the hack.
Our own Kim Komando has her take on the latest security breach over on her website.