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Ebay users urged to change their passwords after cyber attack

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 21, 2014


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eBay users have been advised to change their passwords after a cyber attack compromised the site's database.

Hackers infiltrated the database between late February and early March by accessing the log in details of eBay employees.

Customers' names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth were all included in the database.

eBay says extensive tests carried out on it's networks confirmed the breach has not caused any unauthorised activity for it's users or compromised their financial data.

The company, who first learned of the break-in two weeks ago, said it was 'best practice' for users to change their passwords to enhance security.

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