eBay confirms a security breach, and a password change recommended: SSO Alert Priority High
eBay has confirmed that an attack on its systems earlier this year compromised a database containing encrypted passwords, customer names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and date of birth information.
It has stated that the database did not contain any financial information and that it has undertaken testing, finding no evidence of unauthorised activity for eBay users. It added that data stored with PayPal (owned by eBay) such as your credit card information, is encrypted and stored separately on a secure network.
eBay has advised it will begin contacting users to change their passwords.
A website post has offered "eBay user details for sale", following the revelation of a cyber attack aimed at the online marketplace.
Regardless of whether you receive notification from eBay, if you use eBay, you should change your password immediately.
If you use the same password to log in on any other website, you should change those as well, choosing something unique and strong.