Wow, eBay is down due to high traffic: 145 million users change password after security breach

This is something pretty rare – for eBay: their site is, for the most part, inaccessible except for limited areas to allow for all 145 million active eBay users to immediately change their password. They made this request earlier in the day and it’s been pretty heavily covered in both the tech, mainstream and social media spheres.

I’ve often admired eBay’s infrastructure architecture as it’s one of the more complex major ecommerce systems out there…

So this is a very rare occasion to see the message like I did in the screenshot below, asking us to ‘return to eBay soon’…

eBay is down - high traffic during password security breach reset