PayPal GoDaddy Security Hack

PayPal says it didn’t do it, GoDaddy partially admits helping hacker

By on January 30, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

PayPal says it didn’t do it, GoDaddy partially admits helping hacker

After an app developer revealed how a hacker managed to get access to his web properties and hold them for ransom by exploiting some potential security flaws in PayPal’s and GoDaddy’s customer identification policies, the two companies have each commented on the matter. PayPal said in a blog post that the Naoki Hiroshima’s PayPal account has not been compromised, even though there was a “failed attempt made to gain this customer’s information by contacting PayPal.” More →

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PayPal GoDaddy Security Issue

PayPal and GoDaddy will hand your data over to just about anyone

By on January 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

PayPal and GoDaddy will hand your data over to just about anyone

An app developer who had a rare Twitter username revealed he has been hacked by a person that wanted to own the @N handle at all costs, with PayPal and GoDaddy serving as unsuspecting accomplices in the ordeal. After blocking Naoki Hiroshima out of his PayPal and GoDaddy accounts, the hacker demanded to compromise – “access to @N for about 5 minutes while I swap the handle in exchange for your GoDaddy and help securing your data,” he wrote in an email. More →

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