European, UK, Regulators to Start Inquiry Into eBay Data Breach

The fallout from the data breach at eBay has reached Europe.Next week, regulators here will begin an investigation into the online market after hackers gained access to the personal data of 145 million customers, said Gérard Lommel, president of the Luxembourg data protection authority, which oversees eBay on the Continent because the company’s European headquarters are based in the small country.Mr. Lommel said he met with eBay officials on Wednesday to discuss the data breach, and would begin the inquiry after discussing the issue with his colleagues on Monday. see:UK data watchdog considering eBay investigation over cyberattack
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said that it is looking into the eBay break-in, which led to the company issuing password change notices to users on Wednesday.The ICO is considering a full investigation into the cyberattack that resulted in hackers gaining access to a database that held encrypted passwords as well as customer names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth which were not encrypted. faces investigations over massive data breach
The UK’s information commissioner is working with European data authorities with a view to taking action against eBay over its recent data breach.Three US states are also investigating the theft of names, email addresses and other personal data, which affected up to 145 million eBay customers.The online marketplace has begun the process of notifying its customers about the need to reset passwords.However some customers reported problems when attempting to do so.

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