Almost a week after eBay announced a security breach, the online auction site urged its users to change their passwords.
The delay in the call to action had many scratching their head.
Though, despite eBay’s reason on waiting to advise their users, security experts reiterated their original sentiments that everyone should create a new password immediately.
PayPal was not hacked, however experts said anyone who uses the same password for the two accounts should change both.
An additional warning was issued to users: Do not change your password through any links sent in emails.
According to WXYZ in Detroit, security websites said that scammers are sending fake eBay emails prompting users to change their passwords with phony links.
Users were advised to log on to eBay directly to make any changes to their accounts.