eBay: 145 million accounts hacked, change your password
eBay has confirmed that the personal data that belongs to all 145 million of its users were accessed and compromised following a security breach. This means that you should change your eBay password immediately.
“For a very long period of time we did not believe that there was any eBay customer data compromised,” stated eBay global marketplaces chief Devin Wenig in an interview with Reuters. After eBay learned that the data was compromised, eBay moved quickly to disclose the breach.
The e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords for all 145 million eBay users were compromised. It is unknown whether the hackers were able to break the encryption that protects the passwords, but users should change their passwords anyway. Millions of eBay users have already changed their passwords already.