PayPal UK Twitter Account Hacked

Twitter accounts seem to be the latest victim of hackers with the PayPal UK Twitter account being seized. A day after it was reported that the Twitter account of Fox News Politics was hacked, cyber criminals have now defaced the Twitter account of eBay’s PayPal UK account. According to a report, hackers had seized the account and began tweeting messages to its 17,000 followers.

PayPalUK Twitter account now seized!

PayPalUK Twitter account now seized!


Hackers posted tweets that go on the lines of 'PayPal can freeze your funds for no reason, do not use PayPal!' Other tweets include "exposing the nightmare of doing business 'the PayPal way," and the profile information was changed to 'The official twitter account for the fail team at PayPal UK.' The report suggests that the account was hacked to promote a website called The site questions PayPal’s payment processing business practices, as well as provides alternatives to the site.

The account has been suspended and a PayPal UK Anuj Nayar, Director of Communications said that PayPal UK's Twitter feed was targeted by hackers and that PayPal would like to reassure all their customers that PayPal’s UK customer systems and data have not been breached or hacked in any way. There is no link between customer systems and their Twitter account.

For more information on the recent hackings, click the link here.

Published Date: Jul 07, 2011 10:48 am | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2011 10:48 am