eBay Data Breach Affecting 145 Million eBay Customers

- by

New York, NY: eBay has experienced a data breach, which reportedly occurred between February and March 2014, accessing about 145 million eBay customers' names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, home addresses and birth dates. However, eBay customers' financial data reportedly remained safe. It is thought that the hackers gained access by figuring out eBay employee credentials. eBay has sent its active users emails alerting them to this and suggesting they change their passwords.

Experts are warning eBay users to be vigilant, because they may now be targeted by hackers to gain even more information. This could include phone calls and emails asking customers to follow a link and re-enter their credit card or bank account information, or provide sensitive financial information over the phone. They warn that the hacker would be very convincing, as they already have key customer information.

The eBay data breach is considered major, even though people' financial information doesn't appear to have been compromised, due to the number of fake deals that may result.

In a press release distributed Friday morning, Attorney General Kathleen Kane warned eBay customers to be proactive amid data breach reports. Consumers should report suspicious activity to the Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555 or

Legal Help

If you or a loved one has suffered similar damages or injuries, please fill in our form on the right and your complaint will be sent to a lawyer who may evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.

Reader Comments

Posted by

I am a victim of identity thief during the time i was actively in eBay with my credit card being exposed to hackers.

Add Your Comment on This Issue

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.


Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.

*Your Comment:
Request Legal Help