eBay Suffer Data Breach, Users Asked to Change Passwords
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“Changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users,” reads the blog.
eBay revealed that attacker have compromised the customers database which includes sensitive personal information about customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth.
Company have also confirmed that the financial information (as like Credit cards details and Paypal details) and other confidential personal information about users were safe, as they are stored separately on the other network.
After the extensive investigation the company said they've found no evidence of unauthorized access or activity by registered eBay users, but as precaution, eBay is resetting everyone's passwords that 'will help enhance security for eBay users.'
“Cyber attackers compromised a small number of employee login credentials, allowing unauthorized access to eBay’s corporate network,” the company said in a statement.The organization apologized for the inconvenience to its users and reassured their commitment towards information security and customer data protection.
“We know our customers trust us with their information, and we take seriously our commitment to maintaining a safe, secure and trusted global marketplace.”They detected the unauthorized employee logins two weeks ago and “Working with law enforcement and leading security experts, the company is aggressively investigating the matter and applying the best forensics tools and practices to protect customers.” company said.