Yesterday, eBay reported that hackers had access to a stored password database sometime between February and March of this year. The company says no financial data was revealed — but it’s urging its users to update the passwords on their accounts anyway. (And if you use the same password for other sites, change them as well!)
Unfortunately, the hacked database DID include, in unencrypted format, eBay customers’ names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. Which means even if your eBay password is never cracked, hackers still have all the information needed to attempt identity theft.
Although the company did not release the number of people affected, if you do belong to eBay, expect to receive fake deals and offers. Be very aware of getting duped into revealing even more sensitive information, like your bank details or Social Security number. And, as always, keep an eye on banking and credit card transactions for anything that looks suspicious.
You can read the official post from eBay here: http://www.ebayinc.com/in_the_news/story/ebay-inc-ask-ebay-users-change-passwords