ebayAnother big company hacked. Another place you have to update your password.  The e-commerce site confirmed Wednesday (21-05-2014) that its corporate network was hacked and a database with users’ passwords was compromised.

The Californian-based company, which has 128 million active users, revealed that a database had been hacked between late February and early March. The attackers had accessed a database containing encrypted passwords and other data after obtaining a small number of employee log-in credentials, the firm disclosed.

The other data included:

  • email addresses
  • physical addresses
  • phone numbers
  • dates of birth

Data for its money-transfer service, PayPal, was stored separately and had not been compromised, the firm said.

With Heartbleed wreaking havoc on the Web and an increasing number of major companies having their servers hacked and personal information leaked, Web security — or lack thereof — is becoming a huge concern for Web users. The eBay hack could prove to be the biggest security flaw to affect users since last year’s Target data breach. That hack is believed to have impacted 110 million customers and left personal information — including names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and debit and credit card data — open to hackers.

How secure is your network?

  1. Are policies in place to force users to regularly change their passwords?
  2. Do you know which user have access to what data?
  3. Are your servers receiving security patches regularly?
  4. Does your network have licensed antivirus software?
  5. Are there backup policies in place?

If your answer is no, then your network can be compromised, confidential data accessed…corrupted, deleted or stolen. Network security is a big concern now but we can help.

At Talnet Solutions, we have a network management services geared at keeping your network secure. Thanks to our 24×7 state-of-the-art IT health monitoring & alerting software, we can now use advanced technology to take better care of your computer systems. We even alert you to hacker attempts on your servers.

Please call us on 619-1389 or contact us online and let us keep your network secure.