PayPal's Twitter account hacked
Those hacker sorts are busy at the moment eh? They're probably looking at ways of borking the News Of The World/The Sun sites as we speak (if not, they're rubbish at attention seeking). Anyway, the latest attack was on online payment service, PayPal.
The company's PayPal Twitter account was tapped into, making a mockery of the corporate strapline 'the safer, easier way to pay'.
It all started with a a tweet that said "our security is so great, look at our Twitter feed and see" before retweeting messages that were slagging off PayPal, as well as changing the profile information to say 'The official twitter account for the fail team at PayPal UK'.
The heckers then started to promote a website called paypalsucks.com, which, as you can imagine, isn't exactly complimentary about the company. The hackers also impishly tweeted: "All your paypal accounts are now frozen while we clean up this mess.."
Anuj Nayar, Director of Communications, for PayPal said: 'PayPal UK's Twitter feed was targeted by hackers tonight. PayPal would like to reassure all customers that PayPal’s UK customer systems and data have not been breached or hacked in any way. There is no link between customer systems and our Twitter account.'