Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — The famous online commerce website, eBay, saw a cyberattack affect at least 145 million users.

ebay new logoReuters reported that the company urged 145 million users to change their passwords to the e-commerce website and platform.

The cyberattack took place three months ago and involved the theft of e-mail addresses, encrypted passwords, birth dates, mailing address and other information. No financial information files were compromised, eBay said.

There was no evidence, eBay said, of hackers gaining unauthorized access to financial or credit card information on the PayPal payments system. PayPal encrypts and stores its financial data separately.

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