Wednesday, 21 May 2014

eBay hacked - our advice

As you may have heard, eBay has been hacked and they are advising their customers to change their passwords.

As it is always good practice to change your password periodically we encourage you to do this. However, you must not change your password by clicking a link in any email you have sent as there is likely to be a spate of opportunistic phishing attempts by criminals wishing to exploit eBay's troubles. 

More importantly, if you have used your University password for eBay you must change that now.

  • To change your University password go to the web address: https://www.shef.ac.uk/cics/password - type it in directly; do not follow a link!
  • To change your eBay password always go direct to their website and follow their password reset instructions. 
  • Remember, you must never use your University password for any external web services.