eBay data breach: Massive cyber attack leads to investigations

eBay faces investigations after massive cyber attack
eBay faces investigations over massive data breach (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

A series of investigations could be launched into eBay’s recent data breach.

The theft of names, email addresses and other personal data has affected up to 145 million eBay customers –  including many British residents.

Every one of the online auction site’s customers around the world will be asked to reset their login details. 

It has been reported that the UK’s information commissioner is working with European data authorities with a view to taking action against eBay over the breach.

Meanwhile, eBay has pledged tighter security features on the site.

A spokesperson for the marketplace giant said: ‘Our team is committed to making eBay as safe and secure as possible.

‘We are looking at other ways to strengthen security on eBay. In the coming days and weeks we may be introducing new security features. We’ll keep you updated as we do.

‘Thanks for your support and cooperation. eBay is your marketplace, and we are committed to keeping it one of the world’s safest places to buy and sell.’

26 May 2014 | 1:11 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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