eBay, the popular online auction site, recently announced it was the target of a data breach approximately 2 months ago.
The company reported the hackers were able to obtain customer names, encrypted password data, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and birth dates. Extensive testing revealed that financial information was not be obtained. Financial information is stored on another network by PayPal.
eBay is encouraging everyone to change their passwords. It’s also recommended you change your PayPal password, especially if it’s the same one you use for eBay.
Be Proactive with Protecting Your Info
Just because no financial information was compromised doesn’t mean the danger is gone. The hackers might try to decrypt the information, or use your personal information to contact you and pose as eBay or another company you trust.
Avivah Litan, a security analyst at the technology research company Gartner, is concerned hackers are building huge databases of stolen information that can later be sold and used.
We have created a number of articles to assist you in protecting your information:
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