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'Copy' of stolen eBay data, including Singaporeans' particulars, on sale

Unknown person uploads sample of database, claiming to have all information

Published on May 25, 2014 8:58 AM
 
A supposed copy of a stolen database from auction website eBay, said to contain the personal data of millions of users, including Singaporeans, has come up for sale online. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS 

A supposed copy of a stolen database from auction website eBay, said to contain the personal data of millions of users, including Singaporeans, has come up for sale online.

The offer of sale was uploaded on Pastebin, a text storage website used mainly by programmers, last Thursday - a day after eBay raised the alarm about a breach of its corporate network.

An individual with the username "kbcdpfa" offered "a sample dump of 12,663 users" from the Asia-Pacific region and claimed to have the information of all of eBay's 145 million users worldwide.

The user did not name a price for the database, but claimed that "there is no guarantee you will get the same thing from other sources".

 
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