12:44pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Ebay Asking Users to Change Their Passwords Following a Cyberattack
Ebay is asking users to change their passwords as a precaution after it discovered a cyberattack that compromised a database that included customers' names, passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.
The company said there is no evidence that financial or credit card information, including PayPal accounts, were accessed.
“We believe we have shut down unauthorized access to our site and have put additional measures in place to enhance our security,” the company reported on its website. It further stated that it is working with law enforcement in an investigation.
At the end of Q1, eBay had 145 million active users.