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Six US soldiers have been charged with stealing more than $1 million worth of Army gear and then selling it on eBay.
The items included sniper telescopes, machine gun parts, communication headsets, body armour and medical supplies, a government statement said.
The haul was sold to eBay customers in Russia, China, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Lithuania, Moldova, Malaysia, Romania and Mexico.
The soldiers, based in Fort Campbell in Tennessee and Kentucky, were charged along with two others on Wednesday.
They each face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
A man has been arrested in Scotland after votes in the Scottish independence referendum were listed on the auction website eBay.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said:
Following police enquiries, a 28 year-old man was arrested in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow earlier today, Saturday 30 August 2014, in relation to an alleged contravention of Schedule 7 of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013.
eBay told STV News that it has a policy of removing "any items posted on eBay that relate to an individual’s vote where the Commission has concerns that this could lead to the law being broken".
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Nationwide shoe shop Office has become the latest company to fall victim to a cyber attack, forcing the retailer to warn its customers to change their account passwords.
The high street chain confirmed its online security had been breached, following similar attacks on eBay and Spotify, but said customers' financial data had not been compromised.
The retailer has emailed users urging them to change their login details on other sites.
Office chief executive Brian McCluskey said: "We take such a threat very seriously and have been in communication with our customers to advise them of the matter.
"We can confirm that no credit card, debit card, Paypal or bank details were compromised in any way. In addition we have reported the matter to the relevant authorities."
Last week eBay announced that a breach in their security had given hackers access to more than 100 million users while Spotify updated its Android App after a user account was deemed to have been compromised.
New York's attorney general has asked eBay to provide free credit monitoring for all its 145 million users, Reuters has reported.
A cyber security expert has given this step by step guide on what to do after the eBay attack.
Step 1: Password change
– Immediately change your password. See Ntegra's recommendations on strong passwords by clicking here.
Step 2: Change other accounts using the same credentials
- If you use the same username and/or password elsewhere, change your password there also.
Step 3: Check your delivery address
- Check your delivery addresses on eBay for fraudulent addresses, a hacker could use your account and have goods delivered elsewhere. Delete unused addresses immediately.
With thanks to Ntegra.
Since our report last night many eBay users have contacted me to say they have been unable to change their passwords - they are finding the eBay system is overwhelmed.
This morning I put this issue to eBay who tells me:
"We know that customers are concerned, and want us to fix this issue straight away, and we are working hard to do just that.
Our first priority is and always has been to protect our user’s information and ensure we correctly deal with the technical challenges such a situation brings, and that is why as a first step we have requested all users change their passwords.
Other steps, including email notification, will follow and we will ensure all eBay users have changed their passwords over the coming days."
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