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May 21, 2014 09:30 |  #1

Seen anything on this? I logged into EBay and didn't see any news.

http://www.nbcnews.com …r-database-hacked-n110961 (external link)




  
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May 21, 2014 09:57 |  #2

rick_reno wrote in post #16919683 (external link)
Seen anything on this? I logged into EBay and didn't see any news.

http://www.nbcnews.com …r-database-hacked-n110961 (external link)

Its a Good idea to change it on occasion anyway.


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May 21, 2014 10:09 |  #3

rick_reno wrote in post #16919683 (external link)
Seen anything on this? I logged into EBay and didn't see any news.

http://www.nbcnews.com …r-database-hacked-n110961 (external link)

"EBay users will be contacted by the company on Wednesday asking them to change their passwords. A notice asking users to change their eBay passwords was first posted on the company website for PayPal, which is owned by eBay and handles its online payments."

We're not even half way through Wednesday yet. It also didn't say when exactly. Just Wednesday which could mean 12am, 12pm, or 11:59pm. For the west coast, they're still getting ready for work.


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May 21, 2014 11:03 |  #4

http://www.ebayinc.com …ay-users-change-passwords (external link)

Beginning later today, eBay users will be notified via email, site communications and other marketing channels to change their password.




  
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May 21, 2014 14:30 |  #5

It's legit. Paypal appears to be unaffected as their data is stored separately.



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May 21, 2014 15:40 |  #6

When I tried to change my password, this is what I got:

"Page not available

Ebay is asking its users to reset their passwords due to the unauthorized access to our corporate information network. This may result in a delay of service due to the high traffic volume. We ask for your patience and that you return to eBay soon. In the meantime, please be assured that no activity can occur on your account until your password is reset."

"No activity can occur"? Well, I just placed a bid. Maybe they won't let me pay for anything until after their system digests the "high traffic volume".




  
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May 21, 2014 16:16 |  #7

Ebay was hacked over two months ago and I had to find out from CNN. I immediately closed my account. Never liked ebay anyway.


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May 21, 2014 17:18 |  #8

DanThoman wrote in post #16920685 (external link)
Ebay was hacked over two months ago and I had to find out from CNN. I immediately closed my account. Never liked ebay anyway.

It happens all the time to nearly every site from Whitehouse.gov to Fbi.gov hell even the NSA gets hacked from time to time. There are weaknesses that can be used to exploit damn near every site out there including POTN. It's just a matter of IF someone finds the weakness and patches it before someone else is able to exploit it. And there are sites where points of attack are discussed security groups which share research. So once a weakness is known it's exploited by the masses who do as much harm as good in many cases by sharing the information.

Pretty much if there is a lock which allows access inside there is a way to break the lock. And there are vulnerabilities ranging from the OS to the server software to the database software and everything in between. If you do the research you will find most every bank on the planet has been hacked along with various Gas Stations, Walmart, Target, Kohls and even Subway. It happens but many will never tell anyone the truth unless forced by card associations or the courts.




  
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May 22, 2014 03:52 |  #9

At least they are requiring the registered accounts e-mail or cell phone confirmation in order to change account passwords.

Another hack is disappointing but until the punishment fits the crime we will no doubt see more and more of this


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May 22, 2014 12:07 |  #10

Ebay still has not sent me any messages on this..


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May 22, 2014 12:20 |  #11

I work in the tech industry with this sort of stuff, and the scary thing is that there really is no way to stop 100% of attacks. Also, knowing you've been hacked when no blatant damage has been done is extremely difficult. It can take weeks of poring over gigabytes of log files to figure out what even happened, and that's if you even realize you need to start looking. It's pretty scary, both as an insider and a customer. I don't doubt nearly every major corporation has been hacked within the past 24 months, but the amount of data lost and damage done varies. In fact a lot of security professionals are moving more toward the idea of assuming people can get in and figuring out how to limit the damage rather than focusing all their efforts on what is likely to be a futile attempt and preventing 100% of attacks.


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May 22, 2014 12:44 |  #12

CNBC just had a bit on this. Said e-bay would be sending out e-mails to change password. They said you should change both just in case. I just finished.


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May 22, 2014 13:13 |  #13

D.C. wrote in post #16922585 (external link)
CNBC just had a bit on this. Said e-bay would be sending out e-mails to change password. They said you should change both just in case. I just finished.

What do you mean "both"?




  
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May 22, 2014 13:22 |  #14

morph2_7 wrote in post #16922632 (external link)
What do you mean "both"?

PayPal.

eBay owns them.


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May 22, 2014 17:14 |  #15

I never received notification from e-bay either. I closed my e-bay account as well - haven't used it in too long - no use having out there.

I suspect when retailers and websites see enough people flee and ceasing business when these breaches occur and customers aren't notified - that they'll start to shape up, do a better job protecting data, and promptly notify customers.

I will not do business on e-bay again.




  
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