Online auction giant Ebay has urged users to change their passwords after one of its databases was compromised.
The company says the database contained encrypted passwords and other non-financial information.
It insisted there was “no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorised activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorised access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats.”
However, it said changing the passwords was “best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users”.
Ebay sought to reassure users of its popular PayPal online payments service that they were unaffected by the incident, stressing that “PayPal data is stored separately on a secure network, and all PayPal financial information is encrypted.”