The Great eBay Conspiracy Theory

The Register presents a conspiracy theory involving allegedly hacked eBay accounts while an eBay spokesman says all indications suggest that the accounts were compromised through simple phishing techniques.

However, it's reported that in recent days, several dozen eBay auctions - many selling expensive items have been hijacked by crooks who append legitimate auctions with notes suggesting would-be buyers contact a Gmail account for a special, "buy-it-now" discount.