If you do not have an eBay account, you can ignore this post.
I was monitoring Google News site when this news splashed on. eBay confirmed a sophisticated attack on their network which led to the compromise of private information of their customers, including usernames and passwords.
It is a recognized security best practice to use distinct passwords for different online services. (Watch out for our next post on best practices for password protection.)
Unfortunately, as we all know, most users find it hard to keep track of separate credentials and tend to re-use the identical passwords, usernames, and emails for various online services.
If you are still using the same login credentials as you previously used for your eBay account, please change those passwords as soon as possible. Whatever the reason of your delay, if you have not yet done so, you should change your password as soon as possible.
It was even the headline of some major news outlet when eBay confirmed the incident.
In fact, I also received an email from eBay regarding the incident and requiring all users to change their password right away.
Here’s the content of the email: Continue reading…