Cyber criminals steal eBay data, users may receive bogus e-mails
Published on May 23, 2014 7:09 AM
Customers of auction site eBay in Singapore could be getting spam mail about prizes they have supposedly won or auction items they never bid on because of a major data breach of eBay's corporate network that the site revealed on Wednesday.
Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) said people who believe their information has been stolen should lodge a report with the police to determine if an offence has been committed under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act. The commission told The Straits Times yesterday that it was "monitoring the situation closely".
Cyber criminals stole eBay customers' personal data, including names, encrypted passwords, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, home addresses and dates of birth.
eBay said on its corporate website that customers' financial or credit card details were not accessed. Account data from its online payment subsidiary PayPal were unaffected, too.
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