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article imageEBay hacked, tells users to change passwords

By William Suphan     May 21, 2014 in Internet
Online auction giant eBay was hacked recently, compromising the passwords of their millions of customers. They found out two weeks ago, and claim no other personal info was stolen.
EBay is telling customers to change their passwords after it was hacked. They believe the security breach took place in February or march, but was unable to detect it until about two weeks ago.
While passwords and some other data were accessed, eBay says that financial information such as credit card numbers were not compromised, and they were encrypted and stored separately, according to ABC News.
The data that was accessed includes physical addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and passwords. No other personal information was compromised. They are advising that those who use the same passwords elsewhere update their passwords on those other sites as well.
EBay issued a statement, saying, “Working with law enforcement and leading security experts, the company is aggressively investigating the matter and applying the best forensic tools and practices to protect customers."
EBay is widely known as the largest auction site on the internet, allowing people to buy and sell almost everything imaginable.
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