EBay hacked, urges users to change passwords

The popular online auction site eBay is asking users to change their passwords after hackers broke into a database containing passwords.

The database contained encrypted passwords, customer names, emails, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth, but the company said it does not believe the compromise has resulted in any unauthorized activity.

The company has seen "no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats," eBay released in a statement.

Hackers used employee log-in credentials to gain access to eBay's corporate network, the company said. The attack occurred between late-February and early March, but was first detected two weeks ago.

"Working with law enforcement and leading security experts, the company is aggressively investigating the matter and applying the best forensic tools and practices to protect customers," the company posting said.

ABC News contributed to this report.


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