08 Jul eBay to face formal investigations over data breach…. Attorneys general in three states in the US are looking into the hack, and an official in the UK is considering a formal probe.
eBay will have to answer to government officials over its recent data breach. The online auction site revealed Wednesday that hackers had penetrated its corporate network and compromised the credentials of its users. As a result, the company has urged all users of the site to change their passwords. Reacting to the news, the attorneys general of Connecticut, Florida, and Illinois will launch a joint investigation, Jaclyn Falkowski, a spokeswoman for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, told CNET.