BOSTON (Reuters) – EBay Inc’s description of how hackers got access to its entire database of 145 million user records leaves many questions unanswered as to how cyber criminals orchestrated what appears to be the second-biggest data breach in U.S. history.
The company has said hackers attacked between late February and early March with login credentials obtained from “a small number” of employees. They then accessed a database containing all user records and copied “a large part” of those credentials.
BOSTON, May 21 (Reuters) – EBay Inc said that
hackers raided its network three months ago, stealing some 145
million user records from a database in what is poised to go
down as one of the biggest data breaches in history based on the
number of accounts compromised.
It advised customers to change their passwords immediately,
saying they were among the pieces of data stolen by cyber
criminals who carried out the attack between late February and
BOSTON/BANGALORE (Reuters) – EBay Inc said on Wednesday that a cyber attack carried out three months ago has compromised customer data, and the company urged 145 million users of its online commerce platform to change their passwords.
The company said unknown hackers stole email addresses, encrypted passwords, birth dates, mailing addresses and other information in an attack carried out between late February and early March. The files did not contain financial information.
eBay spokeswoman says breach was discovered in early May, that company is not going to speculate on who was behind attack at this point
eBay spokeswoman tells me that the passwords were hashed and salted using “sophisticated, proprietary” technology
BOSTON, May 20 (Reuters) – A sophisticated hacking group
recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its
control system network, but there was no evidence that the
utility’s operations were affected, according to the Department
of Homeland Security.
DHS did not identify the utility in a report that was issued
this week by the agency’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber
Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT.
WASHINGTON/BOSTON, May 19 (Reuters) – A U.S. grand jury has
indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking
American companies and stealing trade secrets, the toughest
action taken by Washington so far to address cyber spying by
China denied the charges, saying they were “made up” and
would damage trust between the two nations. The
Chinese foreign ministry said it would suspend the activities of
the Sino-U.S. Internet working group.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After warning for years that the U.S. electric grid and other critical infrastructure are dangerously vulnerable to hacking, security experts fear it may take a major destructive attack to jolt CEOs out of their complacency.
While awareness about cybersecurity has increased in recent years, infrastructure consultants say the industry remains reluctant to spend the money needed to upgrade their aging equipment – especially in the absence of much pressure from the U.S. government, regulators or shareholders.