eBay asks users to change password after breach

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by Doug Delony / KHOU & AP

The Associated Press

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 21 at 1:06 PM

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and there is no evidence any financial or credit card information was stolen.

eBay says its investigation is active and it can't comment on the specific number of accounts affected, but says the number could be large.

Cyberattackers stole a small number of employee log-in credentials that gave them access to eBay's corporate network. The San Jose, California-based company is working with law enforcement to investigate the attack.

The database was hacked sometime between late February and early March.

eBay owns electronic payment service PayPal, but eBay says there is no evidence PayPal information was hacked.

If you use your eBay password on multiple sites (which you really shouldn't do) you'll want to change those passwords as well.

As one of our Facebook followers pointed out, eBay doesn't make it easy to chance your password. Here are the steps:

1 -- Log in
2 -- In the upper left, hover over your name
3 -- In the drop down, click "Account Settings"
4 -- On the left, click "Business/Personal Information"
5 -- On the right, click "Edit" next to your password

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