eBay Hacked, Urges All Members to Change Passwords Immediately

hackedThe online auction and sales giant eBay posted a message Wednesday morning saying that it had been hacked, urging all of its members to change their passwords.

The company said in a statement that a database containing encrypted passwords had been breached, but that financial data, including credit card information, was stored separately and was still safe. Hackers were able to gain access to eBay employee log-ins, eBay said, which in turn gave them access to the encoded passwords.

eBay says that no unauthorized transactions have yet been made with the information. But if you’re an eBay user, you still definitely need a new password.

“Changing passwords is a best practice,” the statement said, “and will help enhance security for eBay users.”  More

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