E-commerce company eBay says that its corporate network was hacked and a database with users’ passwords was compromised. The database includes customer names, encrypted passwords, email, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.
According to CNN eBay isn’t saying how many of its 148 million active accounts were affected — or even how many customers had information stored in that database. But an eBay spokeswoman said the hack impacted “a large number of accounts.”
eBay officially announced on their blog says that.”Cyber attackers compromised a small number of employee log-in credentials, allowing unauthorized access to eBay’s corporat network. Working with law enforcement and leading security experts, the company is aggressively investigating the matter and applying the best forensics tools and practices to protect customers.”
eBay company spokesperson told CNET there is “no evidence that any financial information was accessed or compromised.” Ebay asked all users to change their passwords starting later on Wednesday.
Following news of the hack eBay shares are down 1.73 percent, or 90 cents, to $51.06.