Well, 2 weeks ago was world password day and we asked you to change your passwords recently. Have you taken our advise to change it? Well, the latest victim to fall into the hacking sphere is eBay Inc, whom have announced that their client identity information including emails, addresses and birthdays was stolen in a hacking attack between late February and early March.
After their database containing encrypted passwords, physical addresses and phone numbers was hacked, they are asking users now to change them, even though they are encrypted, just as a precautionary measure.
Whilst there is no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, if you do use eBay, do keep a close eye on your statements!
So what happened?
The attack was made through compromised employee accounts which allowed unauthorized access to its corporate network and the breach was first detected about two weeks ago. However, there is no evidence of unauthorized access to personal or financial information for users of its online payment service, PayPal.
So, get your passwords changed for a peace of mind today!