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eBay exec says company didn't initially realize customer data breach

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO - eBay Inc executives did not initially realize that customer data was compromised when it discovered a network breach in early May, global marketplaces chief Devin Wenig said in an interview on Friday.

"For a very long period of time we did not believe that there was any eBay customer data compromised," Wenig said in the first comments by senior executives since the company disclosed the breach earlier this week.

"When we found out that there was we moved swiftly to disclose," he added.

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