eBay Faces Multiple Investigations Following Last Week’s Hack

eBay Faces Multiple Investigations Following Last Week's Hack(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Online auction company, eBay, is facing multiple investigations into the recent data breach that was made public last week.

Officials in Florida, Connecticut, and Illinois have launched a joint investigation into the hack that compromised customers phone numbers, encrypted passwords, customers’ names, email and home addresses, date of birth, and employee credentials, BBC reports.

Additionally, European officials have stated they would like to investigate the matter but could not yet due to data protection laws in their country.

“There’s millions of UK citizens affected by this, and we’ve been clear that we’re monitoring it, but by taking the wrong action under the law now we risk invalidating any investigation,” said UK information commissioner, Christopher Graham.

“You’ve got to make sure you’re not foot-faulted or you’ll get in trouble with the lawyers.”

Last Wednesday, eBay urged all of its 145 million customers to change their passwords following the discovery of a data breach by cyber criminals into their database.

According to the company, the hack occurred sometime between late February and early March, though the compromised employee credentials were not recognized till about two weeks ago.