Ebay Inc has asked all its account holders to change their passwords due to a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.

According to Ebay, there has been no evidence of the attack enabling unauthorized access to sensitive data such as credit card and PayPal information, as these data are stored separately in encrypted formats.

Nonetheless, Ebay has still advised its account holders to change their passwords as what they call ‘the best practice’.

Ebay further clarified that the cyberattackers did however compromised a small number of employee log-in credentials, hence allowing unauthorized access to eBay’s corporate network, and compromising data such as eBay customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth.

Source: Ebay