Friday, May 23, 2014

eBay customers suffered serious id theft

145 million eBay customers had their names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth stolen recently. The only data thieves did not get was a customer's mother's maiden name. However, that is sufficient info for hackers or thieves to be able to impersonate someone financially. Some people here and abroad think eBay was a bit slow in contacting customers and taking evasive action. Investigations are happening in Connecticut, Florida and Illinois.  The ICO of Europe also wants to investigate but are delayed due to equipment and software. (This info does not increase my confidence in the ICO.)  ICO is also questioning why eBays stores so much info for so long. To read more about it click here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27539799

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