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HackAttack: eBay Breach – Change Your Password!

27.5.2014 by Jenn Granger

eBay’s having a bit of a tough one at the moment, following a breach that took place earlier this year. The way they handled it has also been criticised, and considering about 145 million customers were affected, it’s serious business. Current advice is to change passwords, and also look at how to keep those passwords as strong as possible. What’s the deal? Word of the breach is out, as the online marketplace has issued an official statement confirming that an attack happened in Feb/March. It compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data; but eBay have said that…

Trojan Attackers Focus on eBay

6.3.2007 by Mother Superior

I think the popular perception is that email viruses are the most popular form of attack for cyber criminals - no doubt because they invade our own privacy in a tangible way. However, according to Sophos, the number of such…

eBay – Biting the Hand That Feeds

24.4.2006 by Mother Superior

The latest news from the Internet super brands arena is that eBay has been in talks with Yahoo! and Microsoft to assess the growing threat from Google. A Times Online article cites a concern that Google has turned aggressive and…