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ebay makes users change their passwords after hack

| Filed under: Collecting NewsTrotter | May 21, 2014 @ 8:10 am (Views: 6062)

Auction site ebay is forcing users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised its systems.

The US firm said a database had been hacked between late February and early March, and had contained encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.

The company added that it had no evidence of there being unauthorized activity on its members' accounts.

However, it said that changing the passwords was "best practice and will help enhance security for ebay users".

The California-based company has 128 million active users and accounted for $212bn (£126bn) worth of commerce on its various marketplaces and other services in 2013.

It said it would be contacting users to alert them of the issue via email, its website, adverts and social media.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27503290

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