October 2, 2007

Account details of 1200 users leaked in Ebay Forum

A hacker apparently posted details of 1200 users including Credit card details, it was immediately take off as expected. eBay verified that the names and contact information was accurate but they also claimed that the credit card numbers given in that post wdid not match eBay or PayPal had on file for those users.

An eBay spokeswoman said the posts were most likely due to account hijacks and dismissed a security breach.

eBay said that it is contacting those users whose details were posted so that they can “take the steps they need to protect themselves,”.