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Don’t hurry off to buy stolen eBay customer data just yet

23
May
2014

eBay on Thursday acknowledged that some of its customers’ personal information may have been compromised following a breach, advising users to immediately change their passwords. The announcement has apparently been enough for some creative individuals with malicious intentions to advertise online “full eBay database dumps,” masquerading as the hackers that conducted the cyberattack. However, TechCrunch reports that eBay says those databases are fake, and the for sale lists do not contain “authentic eBay accounts,” which is very good news for eBay consumers whose personal data may have been exposed. The database dumps are selling for Bitcoin, and target other people with malicious intentions ready to believe that what they’re purchasing is valid personal information. However, it looks like nobody has

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