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Ebay hacked. Change your passwords.

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(edit: s/Changed/Change/g)

Maybe I should turn this into a security blog.  Seems I can’t go a week or three without a post about yet another major corporation getting hacked.  This time it’s Ebay.   Took them a couple of months to figure it out too.

What makes this one extra special is that it wasn’t through some SSL bug or other exploit.  It was through compromised (week?  social engineered?) employee passwords.

They got hacked back in March. and only discovered it a couple of weeks ago and announced it today.

Though no Credit card or bank info was in the compromised database, enough info on there for a good shot at identity theft was:

“The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth.”

Ebay’s blog post about it at the link below.
http://www.ebayinc.com/in_the_news/story/ebay-inc-ask-ebay-users-change-passwords

And the hits keep on rolling.. AOL hacked; passwords taken.

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And the Internet Security Trifecta is complete.   AOL announced on their blog today that they have “determined that there was unauthorized access to information regarding a significant number of user accounts“.  The information access includes “users’ email addresses, postal addresses, address book contact information, encrypted passwords and encrypted answers to security questions.

So head on out to AOL and change your passwords and sec questions.   Might want to change any passwords for any sites you use AOL email as the security contact for as well.

 

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