Auction site eBay is advising users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised its systems.
Ebay said a database had been hacked between late February and early March. The database included eBay customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. Whilst the passwords are encrypted – some hackers may have the technology to crack the encrypted data.
Ebay are not aware of any suspicious activity – but they said that changing passwords was “best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users”.
They (as yet) have not announced this on their website but they say they will be contacting users to alert them of the issue via email, its website, adverts and social media.
Our advice is – if you use the same email address and password for other websites – you should also change those passwords.