eBay says hackers accessed 145 million records

May 24, 2014 1:18 pm

Online auction and shopping website, EBay has said that hackers have infiltrated its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is set to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised, Reuters has reported. The company advised customers to change their passwords immediately, although spokeswoman Amanda Miller told the news service that those passwords were encrypted and that the company had no reason to believe the hackers had broken the code that scrambled them. “There is no evidence of impact on any eBay customers,” Miller said. “We don’t know that they decrypted the passwords because it would not be easy to do.”