Better late than never I guess.
The data breach was nearly three months ago and finally acknowledged by eBay late last week on both their corporate blog and in a now deleted post on their PayPal financial website.
So instead of getting a note to all users on Thursday so changes could be made to passwords they send it on Monday morning – four days later.
This delay is just as curious as their delay to announce the data breach was and just confirms the results of a security survey that I shared on the site last week.
If you want to understand the eBay data breach check out Wired’s Andy Greenberg and his summary of the mis-handling of the entire situation by eBay.