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May 27, 2014

Exclusive: EBay initially believed user data safe after cyberattack

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – EBay Inc initially believed that its customers’ data was safe as forensic investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in early May and made public this week, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday.

EBay has come under fire over its handling of the cyberattack, in which hackers accessed personal data of all 145 million users, ranking it among the biggest such attacks launched on a corporation to date.

May 25, 2014
May 24, 2014

U.S. may act to keep Chinese hackers out of Def Con hacker event

DENVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Washington is considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending popular summer hacking conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broader effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said Saturday.

The official said that Washington could use such visa restrictions and other measures to keep Chinese from attending the August Def Con and Black Hat events to maintain pressure on China after the United States this week charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.

May 24, 2014
May 23, 2014

EBay initially believed user data safe after cyberattack

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 (Reuters) – EBay Inc
initially believed that its customers’ data was safe as forensic
investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in
early May and made public this week, a senior executive told
Reuters on Friday.

EBay has come under fire over its handling of the
cyberattack, in which hackers accessed personal data of all 145
million users, ranking it among the biggest such attacks
launched on a corporation to date.

May 23, 2014

Exclusive: EBay initially believed user data safe after discovering breach

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – EBay Inc initially believed that customer data was safe as forensic investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in early May, global marketplaces chief Devin Wenig said in an interview on Friday.

He declined to say when the company first realized customer data was involved or how many days it took them to prepare Wednesday’s public announcement about the massive breach in which hackers accessed data belonging to all 145 million eBay users.

May 23, 2014

EBay initially believed user data safe after discovering breach

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 (Reuters) – EBay Inc
initially believed that customer data was safe as forensic
investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in
early May, global marketplaces chief Devin Wenig said in an
interview on Friday.

He declined to say when the company first realized customer
data was involved or how many days it took them to prepare
Wednesday’s public announcement about the massive breach in
which hackers accessed data belonging to all 145 million eBay
users.

May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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      2005
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