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eBay Hacked

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.

Information security and customer data protection are of paramount importance to eBay Inc., and eBay regrets any inconvenience or concern that this password reset may cause our customers. We know our customers trust us with their information, and we take seriously our commitment to maintaining a safe, secure and trusted global marketplace.

Cyberattackers compromised a small number of employee log-in credentials, allowing unauthorized access to eBay's corporate network, the company said. 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.

The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. However, the database did not contain financial information or other confidential personal information. The company said that the compromised employee log-in credentials were first detected about two weeks ago. Extensive forensics subsequently identified the compromised eBay database, resulting in the company's announcement today.

The company said it has seen no indication of increased fraudulent account activity on eBay. The company also said it has no evidence of unauthorized access or compromises to personal or financial information for PayPal users. PayPal data is stored separately on a secure network, and all PayPal financial information is encrypted.

Beginning later today, eBay users will be notified via email, site communications and other marketing channels to change their password. In addition to asking users to change their eBay password, the company said it also is encouraging any eBay user who utilized the same password on other sites to change those passwords, too. The same password should never be used across multiple sites or accounts.

http://investor.ebayinc.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=849396

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Yep, at least no financials were gotten, could have been much worse. See we posted at exactly the same time too, need a cleanup in aisle 3 for a merge.

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Let me think... Yes, the correct word is ''CRACKED'' not hacked.

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Let me think... Yes, the correct word is ''CRACKED'' not hacked.

If you say so. Some of us hack a system and crack a program, but /shrug.
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Yep, at least no financials were gotten, could have been much worse. See we posted at exactly the same time too, need a cleanup in aisle 3 for a merge.

 

Looks like we both read the morning headlines and like to post...no biggie. :D

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Two-Factor authentication FTW!

 

Also a good reason to lie on your security questions.

 

I've had it turned on ever since the PayPal football came out in what was it... .2007? At least in PayPal's Case.. In eBay's case it's when ever they started offering it.

 

At this very moment is why I love password managers. Change it in Roboform and it sends it to all my computers and devices.

 

Great... Paypal doesn't let me copy and paste passwords you have to retype it. Well with a password like (example) rlLe8EeSZ5R8 ...sooo much safer to paste it. I sure hope eBay lets me paste passwords.

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Updated password, and changed PayPal just to be safe.  Probably should get around to setting up 2Factor...

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Two-Factor authentication FTW!

 

Also a good reason to lie on your security questions.

 

I've had it turned on ever since the PayPal football came out in what was it... .2007? At least in PayPal's Case.. In eBay's case it's when ever they started offering it.

 

At this very moment is why I love password managers. Change it in Roboform and it sends it to all my computers and devices.

 

Great... Paypal doesn't let me copy and paste passwords you have to retype it. Well with a password like (example) rlLe8EeSZ5R8 ...sooo much safer to paste it. I sure hope eBay lets me paste passwords.

 

Oh yeah.  Forgot that I turned that on many moons ago.  Went to reset my password and had to use two factor.  Now I am not so concerned.

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Oh yeah.  Forgot that I turned that on many moons ago.  Went to reset my password and had to use two factor.  Now I am not so concerned.

 

Back in 2007 I told a guy I knew (still know) to buy one of those paypal footballs for $5 to secure his eBay account (I think eBay supported it back then) ... well he never did. Then one day he logged into his eBay account and it was in Chinese :laugh: ...even after that he STILL never turned on Two-Factor Authentication on eBay!

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If you say so. Some of us hack a system and crack a program, but /shrug.

To reveal a username and password, you crack it.

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Password changed.

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If you say so. Some of us hack a system and crack a program, but /shrug.

 

You mean, copy-paste one file over another.

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what REALLY annoys me about eBay is you are only allowed to register one PayPal security key at a time and you can not use your cell phone A) At all and B ) in combination with a Security Key. Paypal lets you why not eBay? .. SUPER ANNOYING!

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Thanks for the heads up.

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Apparently BGR is also saying that iCloud was also hacked: http://bgr.com/2014/05/21/apple-icloud-hacked-doulci/

Ouch.. 5700 devices in under 5 minutes, that's a good bit of change lost.

You mean, copy-paste one file over another.

No, I mean the guy who does the actual cracking, reverse engineering the thing and breaking the protection or whatever, not some random person who just downloaded their work.

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Ouch.. 5700 devices in under 5 minutes, that's a good bit of change lost.

No, I mean the guy who does the actual cracking, reverse engineering the thing and breaking the protection or whatever, not some random person who just downloaded their work.

 

In that case, (y). Every time I've heard someone saying they've been cracking software, every time what they've said they've been doing is just overwriting files. :laugh:

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