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Old 05-26-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation Reminder to change your E-Bay Passwords..

Got an email from ebay..I guess they were compromised!

From Ebay:
IMPORTANT: PASSWORD UPDATE
Dear eBay Member,
To help ensure customers' trust and security on eBay, I am asking all eBay users to change their passwords.

Here'* why: Recently, our company discovered a cyberattack on our corporate information network. This attack compromised a database containing eBay user passwords.

What'* important for you to know: We have no evidence that your financial information was accessed or compromised. And your password was encrypted.

What I ask of you:
Go to eBay and change your password. If you changed your password on May 21 or later, we do not need you to take any additional action at this time.

Changing your password may be inconvenient. I realize that. We are doing everything we can to protect your data and changing your password is an extra precautionary step, in addition to the other security measures we have in place.

If you have only visited eBay as a guest user, we do not have a password on file.

If you used the same eBay password on any other site, I encourage you to change your password on those sites too. And if you are a PayPal user, we have no evidence that this attack affected your PayPal account or any PayPal financial information, which is encrypted and stored on a separate secure network.

Here are other steps we are taking:
As always, we have strong protections in place for both buyers and sellers in the event of any unauthorized activity on your account.
We are applying additional security to protect our customers.
We are working with law enforcement and leading security experts to aggressively investigate the matter.

Here'* what we know: This attack occurred between late February and early March and resulted in unauthorized access to a database of eBay users that includes customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth.

However, the file did not contain financial information. And, after conducting extensive testing and analysis of our systems, we have no evidence that any customer financial or credit card information was involved. We also have no indication of a significant spike in fraudulent activity on our site.

We apologize for any inconvenience or concern that this situation may cause you. As a global marketplace, nothing is more important to eBay than the security and trust of our customers. We know our customers have high expectations of us, and we are committed to ensuring a safe and secure online experience for you on any connected device.
Devin Wenig
President, eBay Marketplaces
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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Did this email have a link to direct you to change the password?
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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Yes Mike it did but it was specific only to my account.
In post above where it states: What I ask of you: Go to eBay and change your password. The "eBay" should load a link as http://www.ebay.com/


Alternatively here is a generic link to change the password.
Changing your password

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If any of those ebay sites aren't coming up with "https" instead of "http" you might have gotten Rick Rolled. BIG TIME.
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Are any of the posted links in question here?
If not then what is questionable...me confused...??
As far as I know these are all legit ebay sites that I have visited including the ones sent by eBay.
The change your ebay password is all over the news so it makes sense they are sending out emails now..
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I'll give you a short and dirty...

Scammer sends you an email that looks like your bank email, your ebay email, paypal email etc etc. But the link they give you to either login or change password, actually directs you to a site that is similar, but not the one you think your actually visiting. Once you put in your user id and password, the website records this info(from thousands of other members too) and this info is used for malicious purposes.

Never click on links from an email. If ebay says change your password, type the website manually into your web browser, then login that way.
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E-Bay did get compromised, everybody is prompted to change the password when they login.

California Joins Other States In Investigation Of eBay Hack - Forbes

I agree though it is better to login via the regular website, then change your password, because scammers could try to prey on others by using this current attack e-bay experienced.
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Here is some more information and at the bottom of the article (link) it is noted that ..
The company has begun pushing out emails and notifications to its users, but he said it would take “some time” to complete the task...
EBay believed ‘for a very long period’ customer data was safe, executive says | Financial Post
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All of your links are fine Art, I went in and clicked a few to see if there were any inconspicuous redirects, and all links look legit, when you click on anything related to "My Account" you are directed here
https://signin.ebay.ca/

I changed mine via their site, and got the same letter you did, from Devin Wenig, who has actually been the President of eBay Marketplaces since 2011.
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