0001065088-14-000097.txt : 20140522 0001065088-14-000097.hdr.sgml : 20140522 20140522081014 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001065088-14-000097 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20140521 ITEM INFORMATION: Other Events ITEM INFORMATION: Financial Statements and Exhibits FILED AS OF DATE: 20140522 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20140522 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: EBAY INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001065088 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC [7389] IRS NUMBER: 770430924 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 000-24821 FILM NUMBER: 14862280 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2065 HAMILTON AVENUE CITY: SAN JOSE STATE: CA ZIP: 95125 BUSINESS PHONE: 408-376-7400 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2065 HAMILTON AVENUE CITY: SAN JOSE STATE: CA ZIP: 95125 8-K 1 a8-kx521pressrelease.htm 8-K 8-K - 5.21 press release


 


UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 21, 2014

eBay Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
000-24821
77-0430924
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
 
Identification No.)

2065 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
(Address of principal executive offices)

(408) 376-7400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable.
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

¨    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

¨    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

¨    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

¨    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))








Item 8.01. Other Events
The information set forth in the press release issued by eBay Inc. on May 21, 2014, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit Number
Description
99.1
Press release dated May 21, 2014








SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
eBay Inc.
 
(Registrant)
 
 
Date: May 22, 2014
/s/ Michael R. Jacobson
 
Name: Michael R. Jacobson
 
Title: Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs,
          General Counsel and Secretary



INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit Number
Description
99.1
Press release dated May 21, 2014


 

EX-99.1 2 exhibit991-521pressrelease.htm EXHIBIT Exhibit 99.1 - 5.21 press release


Exhibit 99.1

eBay Inc. To Ask eBay Users To Change Passwords

San Jose, CA (May 21, 2014) - eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.

Information security and customer data protection are of paramount importance to eBay Inc., and eBay regrets any inconvenience or concern that this password reset may cause our customers. We know our customers trust us with their information, and we take seriously our commitment to maintaining a safe, secure and trusted global marketplace. Cyberattackers compromised a small number of employee log-in credentials, allowing unauthorized access to eBay's corporate network, the company said. Working with law enforcement and leading security experts, the company is aggressively investigating the matter and applying the best forensics tools and practices to protect customers.

The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. However, the database did not contain financial information or other confidential personal information. The company said that the compromised employee log-in credentials were first detected about two weeks ago. Extensive forensics subsequently identified the compromised eBay database, resulting in the company’s announcement today.

The company said it has seen no indication of increased fraudulent account activity on eBay. The company also said it has no evidence of unauthorized access or compromises to personal or financial information for PayPal users. PayPal data is stored separately on a secure network, and all PayPal financial information is encrypted.

Beginning later today, eBay users will be notified via email, site communications and other marketing channels to change their password. In addition to asking users to change their eBay password, the company said it also is encouraging any eBay user who utilized the same password on other sites to change those passwords, too. The same password should never be used across multiple sites or accounts.

About eBay Inc.

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce and payments leader, providing a robust platform where merchants of all sizes can compete and win. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers and enabled $205 billion* of commerce volume in 2013. We do so through eBay, one of the world's largest online marketplaces, which allows users to buy and sell in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive digital payments; and through eBay Enterprise, which enables omnichannel commerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises in the U.S. and internationally. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

* This adjusted number reflects decision to remove vehicles and real estate GMV from ongoing total GMV and ECV metrics (previously stated ECV for 2013 was $212 billion, incorporating vehicles and real estate GMV).
 
 
 
Investor Relations Contact:
Tracey Ford; Tom Hudson
tford@ebay.com; thhudson@ebay.com
Media Relations Contact:
Amanda Miller
press@ebay.com
Investor Information Request:
408-376-7493
 
Company News:
http://www.ebayinc.com/news
 
Investor Relations website:
http://investor.ebayinc.com