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Popular website affected by the eBay security hack

Popular website affected by the eBay security hack
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The breaches continue to spread. This time, it's the craft-selling site Etsy.

The Etsy blog has announced that due to the eBay hack, bad guys have gotten hold of usernames and passwords of some Etsy sellers. Using that stolen information, they have sent out spam from the compromised accounts.

Etsy denies that it has been compromised, though.

It’s important to note that Etsy has no indication that we have suffered any compromise, and that your financial information and credit card data remain secure. Despite this we wanted to take a minute to remind you what you can do to help keep your Etsy account as secure as possible.

The flaw may be in the fact that many people reuse names and passwords in multiple places. For example, if you have an eBay username and password, and then use that same combo at Etsy, it only takes one being compromised to make them both compromised.

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