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PayPal UK’s Twitter Account — Hacked

Written on July 07, 2011 by Adam Eve

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In another high-profile Twitter attack, hackers hijacked PayPal UK's Twitter account and posted tweets critical of the online payment processing company.

Tweets posted on Tuesday criticized eBay’s subsidiary – PayPal – for its poor security, and provided links to an anti-PayPal website — PayPal Sucks. Based on IDG News, some of the tweets were claiming that PayPal freezes user accounts for no reason.

In relation to this, PayPal confirmed that its UK Twitter account was hacked. However, the account runs separate from the PayPal UK site, so no user data was affected. The hack attack on PayPal UK’s Twitter account comes in, just days after Fox News’ account was breached.

On the other hand, Twitter made no official response in relation to the recent attacks on two high-profile accounts. Still, pundits believe that these incidents could raise doubts on the security of the micro-blogging site as a means of communication.

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World of Warcraft Gold Sellers at the Edge; PayPal Sends Ultimatum

Written on January 31, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's time to even the playing field as Blizzard convinces PayPal to suspend accounts using the service to illegally sell virtual currency.

Want an easier way of getting the best goods in the MMORPG World of Warcraft? Then better count gold buying out of the equation as Blizzard convinced PayPal to suspend accounts that are using the service to illicitly sell World of Warcraft gold currency. Blizzard has appealed that such an act is in violation of their intellectual properties and swift action must be taken.

PayPal on the other hand seems to be cool about the subject matter as they’ve given the gold sellers time to appeal for their case. If not convinced, PaypPal will suspend their accounts with no remorse unless they stopped doing such illegal transactions. Read PayPal’s full statement after the break!

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