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Former FBI agent: eBay users should reset all passwords

A former FBI agent has urged eBay users to change all their passwords, to prevent them from being hacked on other sites.

EJ Hilbert, a former special agent in cybercrime, also warned that the leaked data could be used for identity fraud and to even obtain mortgages in the US.

It comes after a cyber-attack compromised the eBay system between late February and early March.

Hilbert advised BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to Money that a memorable long phrase, with over thirty characters would be the "perfect password."

eBay said it had no evidence of there being unauthorised activity on its members' accounts.

  • 22 May 2014
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