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EBAY – Emergency Password reset urged for 145 million users

While no incidents of account or e-commerce mis-use have been reported far, EBAY is urging all users to quickly change passwords to help avoid issues

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/us-ebay-password-idUSBREA4K0B420140521

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/21/ebay-urges-users-to-reset-passwords-after-cyberattack

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/ebay-urges-password-changes-after-breach/

http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/21/technology/security/ebay-passwords/

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

https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/PayPal-Forward/eBay-To-Ask-Users-to-Change-Their-Passwords-No-Evidence-PayPal/ba-p/815612

QUOTE: (Reuters) – EBay Inc said on Wednesday that a cyber attack carried out three months ago has compromised customer data, and the company urged 145 million users of its online commerce platform to change their passwords.  The company said unknown hackers stole email addresses, encrypted passwords, birth dates, mailing addresses and other information in an attack carried out between late February and early March. The files did not contain financial information. An eBay spokeswoman said a large number of accounts may have been compromised, but declined to say how many. EBay said it found no evidence of unauthorized access to financial or credit card information at its PayPal payments subsidiary, which encrypts and stores its data separately.

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