The hacking group, Anonymous, is up to their usual tricks. As part of the group’s 5th of November protest, they claim to have hacked PayPal’s servers and also claim to have 28,000 customer account passwords that they have leaked online.
This could cause a lot of problems to say the least. The group has posted the list of emails, passwords, names and even telephone numbers. You can check out the list to see if your information is there.
PayPal’s head of PR claims that they are investigating the alleged hack, but so far they are unable to validate any evidence that there has been a security breach. You can always change your password just to be safe.
Updated 6th November 2012
We just received the following statement from a PayPal spokesperson.
“It appears that the exploit was not directed at PayPal after all, it was directed at a company called ZPanel. The original story that started this and was retweeted by some of the Anonymous Twitter handles has now been updated http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/05/imageshack-symantec-and-paypal-hacked-by-htp-hack-the-planet/”