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Why Did EBay Take THREE MONTHS to Reveal Cyber Attack? Website Blasted for 'Inexcusable' Delay After Customers Details Were Hack


Business  (tags: eBay, hackers, customers, name, password, finance, personal details )

Beatrice
- 1760 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Online auction site eBay has been blasted for an 'inexcusable delay' in taking action after it was revealed that its servers were hacked three months ago - compromising the personal details of 15 million British users. The email, home addresses,



   

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Beatrice B (112)
Thursday May 22, 2014, 9:46 am
Attack made between February and March and affects 128 million users
Hackers infiltrated the corporate network after stealing employee logins

This gave hackers access to eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, home address, phone number and date of birth
Firm said there is no evidence to suggest PayPal accounts were affected
But security experts are warning hackers could still use personal details to commit identity fraud - even after the password has been changed
Online auction site eBay has been blasted for an 'inexcusable delay' in taking action after it was revealed that its servers were hacked three months ago - compromising the personal details of 15 million British users.

The email, home addresses, passwords, phone numbers and birth dates of every eBay account holder - 233 million worldwide - are now in the hands of the hackers.

The company has told users to urgently change their passwords amid the biggest criminal raid ever carried out online.






 

ALLEN G (19)
Thursday May 22, 2014, 11:22 am
Again the infidel Israelis are up to their usual treachery.
 

Stan B (123)
Thursday May 22, 2014, 4:46 pm
I've changed my password but I don't understand why the warning took so long. Looks as if Paypal users are ok.
 

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday May 22, 2014, 9:38 pm
I purchase identity protection at $12 a month. My bank has protection for my credit cards.

I don't think any protection is absolute.
 

Sheila D (194)
Friday May 23, 2014, 7:08 pm
Strange, I have never been contacted about this by ebay...I found out from a security newsletter I get. Changed my password, but no messages, nothing from ebay.
 
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