Another day, another high-profile hack. The Twitter account of PayPal UK was hacked Tuesday and used to post links to an anti-PayPal site.
'This account was hacked earlier. We have it in our control now. Your personal data is still 100% safe, hack occurred on Twitter not PayPal,' tweeted PayPal UK after regaining control of the account late Tuesday.
The rogue tweets posted links to paypalsucks.com, an 'anti-PayPal site exposing the nightmare of doing business 'the PayPal way.'' The tweets were later removed by PayPal UK.
In a similar attack, hackers recently seized a Twitter account belonging to Fox News and used it to disseminate fake news about the assassination of U.S. President Obama. Attacks on Twitter accounts belonging to celebrities, companies and brands aren't as harmful as attacks that actually steal user data - like the recent attack on Sony's PlayStation Network - but are just as embarrassing.
Author: / Posted: 06-07-2011