eBay Was Hacked: Change Your Password! (And Let's All Quit the Internet Now)
As if we needed any more proof that 2014 will go down as the year of the hack; the massively popular online auction site eBay just became the latest hacking victim. "The e-commerce site confirmed Wednesday that its corporate network was hacked and a database with users' passwords was compromised," CNET reported. "While eBay says there is no evidence that users' financial information was accessed in the hack, the company is telling all users to change their passwords."
The good news is that, although eBay owns the online payment service PayPal, it looks like PayPal wasn't breeched. "PayPal data is stored separately on a secure network, and all PayPal financial information is encrypted," CNET explained.
While your financial data may not immediately be at risk, it's worth noting that hackers reportedly had access to other valuable information, such as eBay users' names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth. To insulate yourself from further damage, it's recommended that you audit and update all of your passwords after a known hack.
With yet another hack, are you more cautious about shopping online? Let us know in the comments.
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