Sunday, March 18, 2007

EBay was Hacked!

" So, did eBay have a responsibility to contact their users whose personal financial information had been exposed to the world on their site? Under California law it would seem that not only does eBay have a responsibility, but failure to do so is against the law. It would seem that the threat of exposure of recent hackings and misfeasance on eBay inc.'s part is of more concern to the company executives than the obvious malfeasance they have just taken part in by failing to contact the account-holders whose personal information was recently compromised on"

"As early as last summer, we heard users equating eBay to Enron - lately we're seeing this on a daily basis from many sources. So is eBay heading down the same path? Insiders say yes. If current trends continue however, there may be even less warning of the impending collapse than the employees and shareholders at Enron had. Any company that is entrenched in scandal can absolve itself immediately by admitting to malfeasance, outlining a plan for rectification and show proof that the company is dedicated to following through. eBay has done none of this. Another tactic that is commonly used in conjunction with the said method of absolution is to name a scapegoat. Let the sins of the company crush the scapegoat, diverting attention away from the real culprits and away from the real intentions of the company. Using a scapegoat is basically a way to deal with an issue with less chance of reprisal from the community of employees and users and Wall Street."

For those that do not know, eBay has been under attack by a Hacker in Romania. Some are calling the person Robin Hood. But eBay is busy biting their bottom lip, and ignoring their customers. So if you plan to visit eBay, you better think twice before leaving any personal information. If eBay falls there is no telling who's hands your personal information will be left too. You can read a very lengthy page on eBay's tactics, and antics here: also included on this page are nice pics so you can see what you have been missing on eBay.

On a personal note about 15 or so people had all of their personal info posted online for the whole world to see. This included addresses, phone numbers, and bank information! These people were not contacted by eBay. A person called a few of the contacts, and found out the info was real. Then a
anonymous person called one contact to inform them to change their password, but not telling the contact why. So it is important that if you have a eBay account, to put a fraud alert on your credit accounts. Just in case it was your account that was compromised. Because there was enough info posted on that website that contained enough info on a person to do major damage.

It does not look like eBay has any intentions to contact any of the eBay account holders. I am just wondering if a lawsuit will be filed or if any charges will be filed against eBay for this?

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