eBay Hacked – Change Your Password Immediately
eBay has been hacked, and urges all members to change their passwords immediately!
In a statement released today, eBay says that a database containing encrypted passwords was breached. The financial information of members, including credit card info, was not compromised.
The hackers were able to gain access to eBay employee logins, which lead them to the encrypted passwords database.
Even though no unauthorized purchases have been made from any of the accounts, eBay strongly urges all members to change their password immediately.
In the statement, which was unsigned, eBay said that the attack took place between late February and early March. Though the passwords that the hackers gained access to were encrypted, or obscured by a code to prevent easy reading, eBay did say that the hackers were able to access members’ names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth.
To change your password on eBay, go to My eBay and open the Personal Information link on the left. You'll then see you can click "edit" on the right.
Just in case hackers are able to break the encryption, you may want to change your passwords on other websites if you happen to use the same one of multiple sites.