eBay urges users to change passwords after hacking

eBay says it is "aggressively investigating" the cyber attack.
eBay says it is "aggressively investigating" the cyber attack. Credit: PA

eBay has urged its users to change their passwords after the website was hit with a huge data breach.

In a statement, the online auction site said a cyberattack had "compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data".

Cyberattackers hacked employee log-in credentials, allowing them access to the company's corporate network.

Tests so far show no evidence of unauthorised activity by users or access to financial or credit card information, eBay said.

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eBay users urged to change passwords after hacking

eBay has urged its users to change their passwords after the website's database - containing names and contact details of customers - was compromised by hackers.