Cybersecurity

PayPal Denies Anonymous Hacking

Says group did not gain access to 28,000 passwords

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The popular electronic payment service PayPal is insisting that an alleged hack by the hacktivist collective Anonymous, in which the group claims that it stole 28,000 passwords, did not happen.

The Anonymous-affiliated Twitter account AnonymousPress tweeted a link Sunday evening to a message on PrivatePaste.com stating that PayPal had been "hacked by Anonymous as part of our November 5th protest[.]" The message has since disappeared.

"We're aggressively investigating this but to date we have been unable to find any evidence that validates this claim," said a PayPal spokesperson in a statement.