eBay will be asking to its users to change their passwords as the eBay database is compromised with a cyber attack. The compromised database includes encrypted passwords and non financial data. Even though the company said they have not recognizes any unauthorized access or activity on the website.
From eBay incorporation website
eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.