AuctionBytes.com reports that eBay denies being hacked by the Nigerian 419 syndicate.

Quoted from AuctionBytes.com:

eBay spokesperson Hani Durzy said, “eBay’s database was not hacked, eBay’s credit card database has never been hacked, and it was not hacked here. We are in constant communication with the U.S. Secret Service, they have not contacted us, and we have not heard from the South African police.”

Is it possible that the whole thing is nothing more than a hoax? It is beginning to look that way.