eBay Trust & Safety forum hacked

Someone posts credit card information on 1,200 users; eBay downplays the event as a hoax.

In an audacious feat, someone posing as approximately 1,200 different eBay users posted credit card information to eBay's Trust & Safety forum. For the time being, eBay has suspended access to the forum.

In a statement on the site, eBay insists that the credit card information posted does not match the accounts on record for those individuals. eBay further believes the postings were part of a hoax. That could explain the mismatch between the account information and the credit card information.

Earlier, a YouTube.com video showed the postings as they appeared on the forum. YouTube has since removed the video as a violation of its terms of use.

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