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PayPal UK’s Twitter account hacked

Second high-profile Twitter hack this week

By CBR Staff Writer

Online payment processing website PayPal has said that its UK Twitter account was hacked and later suspended. The company added user data is safe.

PayPal spokesman Anuj Nayar told Bloomberg, "The PayPal U.K. Twitter handles, one of the many Twitter handles we have for the company, was hacked this evening."

"It’s now been turned off.

"No account information or anything else was in any way, shape or form breached or affected," he said.

It is believed that a PayPal customer hacked the account to post hate messages on the board.

A tweet sent from the hacked account said, "PayPal can freeze your funds for no reason, do not use PayPal!!"

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The hacker also posted a link to paypalsucks.com, which is "an anti paypal site exposing the nightmare of doing business ‘the paypal way’," in its own words.

This is the second time this week Twitter has made news over account hacks.

Earlier this week, a hacker group, ‘The Script Kiddies’, claimed to hack the Twitter account of Fox News. The group then used the account to falsely claim that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

The US Secret Service has said that it will investigate the hacked Twitter updates.

Fox News has called the tweets "malicious" and "false." The broadcaster has asked an explanation from Twitter as well.

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