Ebay is a great place to bid on, buy and sell merchandise. If you haven't tried it out yet, you should give it a try. And if you have tried it out - it's time to change your password.
The site says it's been hacked. A database with 128 million account encrypted passwords and other data was broken into between late February and early March.
Update: So far, eBay says hackers were able to access employee log-in credentials, which gave them unlimited access to eBay's corporate network. EBay claims that this network doesn't include credit card numbers, which are stored on a separate system.
They haven't seen any evidence of financial data being taken, but they've strongly encouraged all 128 million active members to change their passwords immediately.
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.
If you already have an account with eBay, be sure to change your password. Here are a few tricks for making a super-strong but easy-to-remember password.
Also, watch your email. The company is mailing customers telling them this information and advising them to change their passwords.
I'll just bet other scammers will use this attack to start an attack of their own, trying to get your information with a fake email from eBay and a "password reset" link to click!
But a legitimate eBay email won't give you a link to reset your password. Always go to the website yourself to reset.
Once your eBay password is reset, take a look around and you'll find fun deals. You can even make money on eBay. Here are 5 tips and tricks for making money on eBay.