eBay Hacked, Warns Users to Change Passwords

The online auction and commerce site eBay is warning its users to change their login passwords following an attack where hackers made off with account information. The attack happened somewhere between late February and early March, and the attackers made off with addresses, birth dates, and email addresses.

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According to eBay, the attackers used compromised employee accounts to gain access to company servers where they ultimately made off with user account data. Along with email accounts, and birthdays, the attackers had access to phone numbers and encrypted passwords.

"For the time being, we cannot comment on the specific number of accounts impacted. However, we believe there may be a large number of accounts involved and we are asking all eBay users to change their passwords," eBay spokeswoman Kari Ramirez told Reuters.

The company said there hasn't been any evidence that PayPal account information was accessed.