So yesterday eBay urged all its 112 million users to change passwords due to a security leak and that plenty of the customer’s encryption information was stolen from the hack. Apparently there are already some customers’ data showing up online and would be given to anyone in exchange of BitCoins. It turns out, as eBay pointed out that the information released online was not valid. Luckily enough no one was gullible enough to buy the information.
Back to the topic of changing your eBay passwords, it turns out that it was harder than originally thought. eBay’s servers are running on full capacity as people frantically do everything they can to protect their own information on eBay. This results in some users not able to change and secure their passwords due to the struggle with higher than usual server traffic. The good news though is that the server today seems more quiet with the initial ‘panic’ yesterday dying down. So to those of you who haven’t changed your passwords already, you can try to do it today with minimal network traffic issues.
Source: Tech Crunch