|Wed May 21 2014 08:10:30|
PayPal Deletes Blog Post Warning eBay Users to Change Passwords
By: Ina Steiner
Early this morning PayPal posted a disturbing message on its blog: "eBay Inc. To Ask All eBay Users To Change Passwords" The post has since been removed without explanation, but not before people tweeted the news, was picked up by Engadget and then by Reuters and other publications and blogs.
UPDATE: See blog post, eBay Hacked.
The post consisted only of the words, "Placeholder text" with an image of the eBay Inc. logo. One security blogger outlined various scenarios and recommended users should change their passwords.
The Twittersphere picked up on the PayPal message before it was deleted, with a selection of tweets below:
Lassi Virtanen @LassiFI 1h
seems that @eBay wants you to change your password. Without no explanation and tagged under #leadership http://bit.ly/1oRobyD
Matt Cooper @Smooth 2h
Worrying - @Paypal / eBay look to be lining up to ask all users to reset all passwords - https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/PayPal-Forward/ eBay-Inc-To-Ask-All-eBay-Users-To-Change-Passwords/ ba-p/815276 …
Tech news (BOT) @tek_news 2h
HNews: EBay Inc. To Ask All eBay Users To Change Passwords http://bit.ly/1lE984V
Owen Williams @ow 2h
nice job ebay https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/ PayPal-Forward/eBay-Inc-To-Ask-All-eBay-Users-To-Change-Passwords/ ba-p/815276 … pic.twitter.com/E8SfrH3oTt
Hack Alert News @HackAlertNews 3h
EBay Inc. To Ask All eBay Users To Change Passwords http://ift.tt/1gkkK0C #HB
We've sent an inquiry to our contacts at both eBay and PayPal and will update this post when we learn more.