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145 million eBay users at risk from massive data breach

Published on May 22, 2014 10:05 PM
 
US online giant eBay said on Thursday, May 22, 2014, the number of users potentially affected by a massive data breach could be as many as 145 million. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - US online giant eBay said on Thursday the number of users potentially affected by a massive data breach could be as many as 145 million.

"All eBay users are being asked to change their password," a spokeswoman said in an email on Thursday.

"At the end of the first quarter, we had 145 million active buyers." The number is higher than the 128 million active users cited on the eBay website.

The company disclosed Wednesday that cyberattackers broke into its database containing customer passwords and other personal data in what could be one of the biggest breaches of its kind.

 
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