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May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014

U.S. states probe eBay cyber attack as customers complain

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – EBay Inc (EBAY.O: Quote, Profile, Research) came under pressure on Thursday over a massive hacking of customer data as three U.S. states began investigating the e-commerce company’s security practices.

Connecticut, Florida and Illinois said they are jointly investigating the matter. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requested eBay provide free credit monitoring for everyone affected.

May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014

Three U.S. states investigating eBay cyber attack

BOSTON, May 22 (Reuters) – EBay Inc came under
pressure on Thursday over a massive cyber attack that
compromised the personal data of its 145 million users, as at
least three U.S. states began investigating the e-commerce
company’s security practices.

Connecticut, Florida and Illinois are conducting a joint
investigation into the matter, according to according to a
spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014

EBay hack leaves many questions unanswered

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.

May 22, 2014

Hackers raid eBay in historic breach, access 145 mln records

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
early March.

    • 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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