EBay Discovers Cyber Attack, Sees ‘No Evidence’ of Financial Data Breach: EBay said Wednesday it discovered a cyber attack against a corporate information network that contained encrypted passwords, but the e-commerce giant found “no evidence” any financial information was compromised. In a statement to FOX Business, spokesperson Kari Ramirez said the company is “taking every precaution” to protect its users. As part of that defense, eBay will ask users to change their passwords. The San Jose, California-based company also suggested changing passwords on other websites if they mirror ones used on its platforms.
The hackers broke into eBay’s network by compromising a “small number” of employee login credentials, which allowed the attackers to glean access to eBay’s corporate network. The database that was compromised between late February and early March contained a hodgepodge of personally-identifiable and other information, including: names, encrypted passwords, telephone numbers, physical addresses and dates of birth.