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eBay "database" up for sale after hack

Someone claiming to have a copy of the stolen eBay database has put it up for sale on the website Pastebin. Some of the Singapore numbers were found to be genuine.

SINGAPORE: Someone claiming to have a copy of the stolen eBay database has put it up for sale on the website Pastebin.

eBay had announced on Wednesday that its database had been hacked.

The sample of the database uploaded on Pastebin contains the personal information of some 12,000 people, including about 200 who could be Singaporeans.

The leaked information includes names, encrypted passwords, email and postal addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.

Channel NewsAsia called up some of the local numbers and found them to be genuine.

One of the leaked numbers belongs to Mr Goh Beng Leong who is concerned about the security of PayPal, which is eBay's online payment unit.

"My biggest concern for PayPal is ... the credit card number is all stored inside the database," he said.

"If they were to hack it, then it will be a very big problem for the members of PayPal."

However, eBay has said it has no evidence that PayPal data was compromised.

An eBay spokesman adds: "The published lists we have checked are not authentic eBay accounts. We still encourage users to go to eBay to change passwords." 

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