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eBay Warns of Database Hack

Online e-commerce and auction giant eBay publicly acknowledged that its systems were breached in a cyber-attack. The attack compromised a database in late February and early March of this year, although eBay noted that it only detected the incident two weeks ago.

The compromised database did not contain personal or financial information, according to eBay. In addition, the company noted that there have not been any increased fraudulent activities occurring on eBay. The database that was compromised included nonfinancial information and encrypted passwords.

As a best practice, eBay is advising its users to reset their passwords to minimize any potential risks from the database breach.

Although full details of the breach have not yet been disclosed, eBay has indicated compromised employee credentials are partially to blame.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
eBay Hacked, Advises Users to Change Passwords

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.