PayPal's Twitter account hacked

6 July 2011

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'.

paypal sucks

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, 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.'


TOPICS:   Technology   Privacy   Banking


  • The B.
    To be fair, it says more about twitter's security than it does paypal's, unfortunately the vast majority of people won't see it that way.
  • Stu_
    Isn't this yesterday's news?
  • Dick
    Yeah, it just shows that PayPal's security is fairly good, since the hackers couldn't get at it that way, so they hacked another site instead.
    To be fair paypal are a set of cnuts
  • Plug
    @Pippin To be fair, you've spelt cunts wrong......other than that, spot on.
    Plug - nice one didnt Know I could get away with that ;) before the bottom inspectors kicked in
  • Clayton F.
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