eBay merchant exposes hundreds of Aussies

Ben Grubb reports:

Beware when shopping online this holiday season as at least one eBay merchant has been found to have exposed the personal information of hundreds of Australians on the internet.

Detailed information about a particular eBay seller’s customer transactions – including their phone numbers, postal addresses, email addresses and what a customer purchased – were found on the web for anyone to access via a Google search.

The merchant, “shahizanhashim”, is based in Malaysia. It sells clothing on the auction site and exposed the details of 303 Australians who purchased items through its eBay account on their business website tropicalsale.com, which eBay said it was able to shut down this afternoon.

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