Phishing Scam Led to eBay Hijack

Over 1200 pieces of personal information about eBay users wound up being posted on the site this week.

Someone described as a "malicioius fraudster" dropped by an eBay discussion forum earlier this week and began posting confidential information about eBay users.

Nichola Sharpe, an eBay spokeswoman, confirmed that someone posted the names and contact information of 1,200 eBay members on the company’s Trust & Safety discussion forum. Credit card numbers were also posted but eBay claims those numbers don’t match what was in the affected customers’ files.

Thursday, eBay said phishing was to blame and is again warning users on how to avoid being scammed.