Time to change that eBay password

May 21st, 2014

Cyberattack results in password leak.

eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.

This bit from the release caused me to raise an eyebrow:

The database, which was compromised between late February and early March...

Isn't it May now?

*Check calendar*

Yup, it's May now.

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