EBay 'cyberattack' prompts password change warning

E-commerce giant eBay Inc. is asking customers to change their passwords after a recent hack that the company says exposed customer names and passwords, but didn't manage to steal any financial information.

The company says the attack happened between February and March when hackers accessed a database containing customer names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, birth dates, physical addresses and phone numbers.

"Beginning later today [Wednesday] it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack," eBay said in a statement.

"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."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ebay-cyberattack-prompts-password-change-warning-1.2649344

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