E-bay got hacked sometime in February or March, but this e-commerce giant is just now releasing this info to the public. According to the article your credit cards are safe, but your personal information like name, address, and birth days were compromised. What can we learn from this? That no matter how big the company our personal info is almost never safe.
Some simple steps we can take to protect ourselves:
1) Change your passwords regularly
2) Keep the passwords different on each site you visit
3) Avoid using common things like family names, "password" Etc
4) Instead use a combination of Upper and Lower Case Letters, Numbers and Symbols.
To learn more about the attack read here