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Privacy Breach on ebaY Community

This got some mention on ebay forums, and at ecommercebytes blog and EKG. It wasn't just groups, it was also reviews and guides.

Anyone who authored them had their full name displayed.

To their credit, the ebay employee Jeff was on the case, acknowledging, removing/correcting the situation *pronto*.  However, google did cache some of it.



Though not the end of the world, it could have been so much worse. Still a fairly serious issue in today's climate of ID theft etc. If I were an ebaY member affected, I would sure keep an eye on your credit score etc. Also, be very careful of spear phishing etc.

In case no one has been paying attention, there is an epidemic of fake and stealth accounts, along with an entire universe of sleaziness surrounding it. You can be 100% sure that people who deal in that sort of thing made a beeline to glean as many peoples' names as possible in order to sign up more bogus or stealth accounts, and/or gawd only knows what else?

People who get caught up/victimized in this are likely to experience account linking issues somewhere down the road.





-- Edited by budnonymous on Monday 15th of July 2013 05:21:45 AM


Exposing the sleazery of ebaY and PayPal


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