eBay tells users to change passwords after 'cyber attack'
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Online site eBay is telling all 233m of its users to change their passwords following a “cyber attack” which a database of account information.
Names, email addresses, home address, phone numbers and dates of birth of all users have been stolen by , the company admits.
But it users in a blog post today that no financial data was and that all credit card information is stored separately in an format.
“Our customers are our highest priority; and to ensure they continue to have a safe, secure and trusted experience on eBay, we will be asking all eBay users to change their passwords,” the company told the Telegraph this afternoon.
to compromise (v) to bring somebody/something/yourself into danger or under suspicion, especially by acting in a way that is not very sensible
hacker (n) a person who secretly finds a way of looking at and/or changing information on somebody else’s computer system without permission
reassure (v) to say or do something that makes somebody less frightened or worried
to access (v) (computing) to open a computer file in order to get or add information
to encrypt (v) to put information into a special code, especially in order to prevent people from looking at it without authority
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