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PayPal Emerged Unhacked, Despite Early Claims

The smoke has cleared from Anonymous's Bonfire Night hacking spree with a denial from PayPal that it had been hacked. The payments-processing firm appeared to have been highest profile target of the hacking spree, but apparently this was an error caused by the tweeting and retweeting of an erroneous post by a cyber security blogger.

Hacktivists claimed to have uploaded 28,000 email addresses, names, and passwords of a certain firm, named in the blogpost as PayPal, after supposedly hacking into its systems. The claim was reiterated by various Anonymous-affiliated accounts, resonating in the Twitterspace. PayPal took the claims seriously and launched an investigation which concluded that the hack was not actually directed at it but rather at ZPanel, a web hosting software developer.

Source: The Register. Read full article. (link)

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