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Paypal UK Twitter taken over in protest hack

Rudely
Wed Jul 06 2011, 08:50

ONLINE PAYMENT FIRM Paypal has had its UK Twitter account taken over by people who are less than satisfied with its services.

The hack became apparent in a range of tweets, each of which was designed to humiliate the firm, and inform its users about some of his less well publicised activities.

The madness, which involves some colourful language (you have been warned), followed some negative comments on the page that mostly concerned payments being frozen. We can't say whether any of these posters were involved in the attack, but we suspect that they might have been pleased.

"PAYPAL SUCKS - LEARN WHY AT http://www.paypalsucks.com" read the first message, tweeted at around 8pm UK time, and then, "FUCK YOU PAYPAL".

"PAYPAL FROZE ALL MY MONEY FOR NO REASON, FUCK YOU!", followed and was soon joined by, "PAYPAL CAN FREEZE YOUR FUNDS FOR NO REASON, DO NOT USE PAYPAL!!"

Reading between the lines we sense some dissatisfaction with the payment firm and its services, but we can't be sure.

Next, the firm's security was called out, and the hackers mocked its systems. "OUR SECURITY IS SO GREAT, LOOK AT OUR TWITTER FEED AND SEE!!!," they added.

Shortly after, perhaps after the thrill had worn off, so the caps lock came off too. a follow on tweet sent readers in the direction of a Paypal protest page. This was followed by, "All your paypal accounts are now frozen while we clean up this mess," and "Shop safely without paypal."

We can't confirm whether this is the case, but once Paypal managed to regain control of its Twitter feed it promised that the problems were over. "This account was hacked earlier. We have it in our control now. Your personal data is still 100 [per cent] safe, hack occurred on Twitter not PayPal," it said. µ

 

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