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eBay suffers cyberattack! CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS!!!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by M4XW3LL, May 21, 2014.

  1. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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  2. bahmah

    bahmah Newbie

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    I haven't heard about this but my friend has and now you post this. Hopefully It's just ebay and not Paypal. Some badass hackers out there.
     
  3. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    It's better to change your password just in case
     
  4. D4RK KNIGHT

    D4RK KNIGHT Regular Member

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    I can't believe Ebay took 3 months to reveal this and are just now telling us to change our passwords now im going to change my passwords on 9 active accounts that I have.

    Its better to be safe than sorry I dont really understand why they our telling us to change our Ebay passwords and not our Paypal passwords aswell? Because Ebay owns Paypal.
     
  5. ebayisajoke

    ebayisajoke BANNED BANNED

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    I personally been waiting for this to happen for quite some time now. Anonymous on YouTube warned eBay or PayPal this was gonna happen. I'm glad it did because it shows the disruptive leaders at the top that they are not as secure and safe as they may think they are. It's also a warning in my opinion that if you keep messing with people and their businesses you may be messed with yourself royally. Disruptive polices, seller purging and other inside tactics to hurt consumers will draw hackers in like flies. I hope someday someone gets eBay on the straight and narrow again.

    The following email was sent out:

    [h=3]IMPORTANT: PASSWORD UPDATE[/h][h=3]Dear eBay Member,[/h][h=3]To help ensure customers' trust and security on eBay, I am asking all eBay users to change their passwords.[/h][h=3]Here's why: Recently, our company discovered a cyberattack on our corporate information network. This attack compromised a database containing eBay user passwords.[/h][h=3]What's important for you to know: We have no evidence that your financial information was accessed or compromised. And your password was encrypted.[/h][h=3]What I ask of you:
    Go to eBay and change your password. If you changed your password on May 21 or later, we do not need you to take any additional action at this time.[/h][h=3]Changing your password may be inconvenient. I realize that. We are doing everything we can to protect your data and changing your password is an extra precautionary step, in addition to the other security measures we have in place.[/h][h=3]If you have only visited eBay as a guest user, we do not have a password on file.[/h][h=3]If you used the same eBay password on any other site, I encourage you to change your password on those sites too. And if you are a PayPal user, we have no evidence that this attack affected your PayPal account or any PayPal financial information, which is encrypted and stored on a separate secure network.[/h][h=3]Here are other steps we are taking:
    • As always, we have strong protections in place for both buyers and sellers in the event of any unauthorized activity on your account.
    • We are applying additional security to protect our customers.
    • We are working with law enforcement and leading security experts to aggressively investigate the matter.
    [/h][h=3]Here's what we know: This attack occurred between late February and early March and resulted in unauthorized access to a database of eBay users that includes customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth.[/h][h=3]However, the file did not contain financial information. And, after conducting extensive testing and analysis of our systems, we have no evidence that any customer financial or credit card information was involved. We also have no indication of a significant spike in fraudulent activity on our site.[/h][h=3]We apologize for any inconvenience or concern that this situation may cause you. As a global marketplace, nothing is more important to eBay than the security and trust of our customers. We know our customers have high expectations of us, and we are committed to ensuring a safe and secure online experience for you on any connected device.[/h][h=3][​IMG]
    Devin Wenig
    President, eBay Marketplaces[/h]
     
  6. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    I got this message yesterday, but I changed my passwords a week ago when I posted this thread.
     
  7. devtheworld

    devtheworld BANNED BANNED

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    Ebay will face a lot of problems if hackers gain such access. I am sure, paypal will also suffer along with ebay, since ebay owns paypal.
     
  8. ebayisajoke

    ebayisajoke BANNED BANNED

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    The CEO of a Fortune 100 Corporation with the 2nd largest security breach in history and he has not made one public statement.

    Not even a statement to his own users on eBay.

    It will be one week tomorrow since it was reported.

    Seriously, WHY IS THAT?

    I just wonder how eBay would feel if someone spray painted "defect" on their front door like they allow for sellers.

    I bet they would press charges and make the painter remove the "feedback".