USPS: EBay passwords should be changed, CISO says

Employees should change their eBay passwords, the Postal Service’s Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) says.

CISO’s advisory follows eBay’s recent disclosure that it experienced a major security breach. The personal information of 145 million eBay customers was exposed, according to the company.

In a statement, eBay said it had “no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information.” Financial data “is stored separately in encrypted formats,” the company said.

Although the breach didn’t expose user passwords, eBay recommended customers as a precaution change passwords for eBay and PayPal, its money transfer service. PayPal users often use the same name and password combination on eBay, the company said.

The Postal Service uses eBay to sell products and PayPal to pay and receive funds.

Other eBay platforms — including StubHub, eBay Classifieds, Tradera, GMarket, GumTree and GittiGidiyor — were unaffected by the breach, eBay said.

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