On Wednesday eBay let the world know that their corporate network was hacked and that its users credentials may have been compromised. Long story short, change your eBay, and PayPal, passwords. Read on for more details.
As if the data breach wasn't enough, eBay now faces an official government investigation. This is a bit ironic considering our own government can't keep their data safe either. Either way attorney generals of Connecticut, Illinois, and Florida are doing a joint investigation.
Jaclyn Falkowski, a spokesperson for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen had this to say;
“Our office has been in contact with the company, and our inquiry will focus on the measures the company had in place in regards to the security of personal information prior to the incident, the circumstances that led to the breach, how many users were affected, the company’s response to the breach and what measures the company is taking to prevent future incidents,” Falkowski said.