eBay thought user data was safe, but 145 million accounts were compromised in massive hackEBay initially thought that user data was safe following the security breach it fell victim to recently. As it turns out, that wasnít the case at all; as Reuters noted in a recent report, eBay has now confirmed that personal data belonging to all 145 million of its users was accessed and compromised in the attack, making it one of the biggest breaches of all time.
In other words, change your eBay password immediately if you havenít already.
I had to change my password yesterday for my eBay account because of this hack. This is also one of the reasons I won't pay bills online, do online banking or allow automatic payments. I started out 20 years ago in IRC chatrooms listening to hackers, and I knew from that point on that they would never secure the internet from them.
Bank of America was trying to brag me too me how good their online security was and I laughed at their rep, saying you're just putting a target on your back. They specifically look for challenges to brag about cracking and selling the info. BOA has been hacked several times since, including by Anonymous.