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eBay didn't originally think user data was compromised in breach

Following the discovery of a major data breach, eBay officials originally didn't think any customer data was at risk.

Published Mon, May 26 2014 12:08 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

After a major data breach that led eBay to recommend users to update their passwords, company officials didn't think customer data was at risk. However, after customer data was involved, the company moved "swiftly" to ensure customers were secure - though eBay officials also didn't disclose when the breach occurred.

eBay didn't originally think user data was compromised in breach | TweakTown.com

"For a very long period of time we did not believe that there was any eBay customer data compromised," said Devin Wenig, eBay global marketplace chief, following news of the breach. "We want to make sure it doesn't happen again so we're going to continue to look (at) our procedures, harden our operational environment and add levels of security where it's appropriate."

The data breach has led to multiple investigations, with additional states and countries likely to follow suit, as the No. 1 auction site tries to move forward. The data breach happened after cybercriminals were able to use corporate employee credentials to track down customer data.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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