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Hackers Seize PayPal UK Twitter Account

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#1 Allan


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:22 PM

Hackers seized control of a PayPal Twitter feed for more than an hour on Tuesday, then sent out messages criticizing the payment processor in the second attack of its type in two days.

The hijacking of the PayPalUK Twitter feed came a day after hackers took control of a Fox News feed for more than five hours, then sent false tweets saying that U.S. President Barack Obama had been shot dead. In PayPal's case, the attackers sent out messages promoting paypalsucks.com, a site devoted to what it says is "exposing the nightmare of doing business 'the PayPal way.'" The Tweets were removed within a few hours of the hijacking. "Sorry, the profile you are trying to view has been suspended," Twitter said on its page for the PayPalUK feed.

Full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/07/05/technology/tech-us-paypal-twitter-cyberattack.html?_r=1&hp

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:48 PM

Noooooo, not Paypal :angry:

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:12 AM

We should start calling you Allan the news man. :)

But yeah, that sucks. Just goes to show nobody is safe from compromise.
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