eBay asks all customers to vary their passwords following cyberattack
eBay has simply posted a wierd message up on the group homepage and press web page of its daughter firm, PayPal. The headline is a bit worrying, implying that eBay has probably had some type of safety or upkeep drawback, main it to request all customers to vary their passwords. Then again, the physique of the submit (proven after the break) is empty apart from the phrases “placeholder textual content,” and nothing has but been revealed on eBay’s personal website. We have contacted eBay’s press workplace to seek out out what (if something) goes down, however within the meantime it may be value altering these passwords, simply in case.
Replace: We’ve not heard something again, however PayPal’s web site individuals appear to be within the strategy of eradicating the password message. It is gone from the group web page and is now solely seen on the press website, so it is wanting more and more possible that it was posted in error.
Replace #2: Even when this morning’s publish was revealed early accidentally, the underlying concern is real. eBay has simply launched an official assertion confirming that it has been the sufferer of a hacker assault that “compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and different non-monetary knowledge.” It does certainly advocate altering your password.