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Old Jun 10, 2011, 01:10 AM
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paypal hacked!!!!!

ok so far in last 3 days i have spoken to 11 people who have had payments hacked on pay pal and various pay pal powered checkout like target hobby and hextronics

ive lost 195 to a mishap with target hobby checkout, which has already been closed in scammers favor through paypal due to them hacking payment as a gift .... ill be fighting loosing battle with them protect yourself and use only manual paypal payment till they fix this issue



please not this is on the cusp of the internet security bill being attempted to pass
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Damn! Id heard that TargetHobbies was having some problem...... But I guess the hack was on the Paypal side? That sucks.

Now what do I do for my buying fix!
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 10:55 AM
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it should not be an issue unless you use atomated checkout that redirects to paypal

ask your favorite vendors to give you a manual payment address for the sale
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 11:01 AM
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I doubt Paypal was hacked. It is way more likely that the websites or the SQL database behind the websites got hacked. If the websites are not secure, a hacker can use SQL injection to potentially read and write data through edit fields on the websites. Some hacker probably changed the Paypal account that the payment went to. Now the real question is what exactly did the hackers do.
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 11:05 AM
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they ported payments away from the checkouts onto one particular paypal account out of brazil and a few in the us(the us seems to be just red herrings


i was attacked on a 128 byte secured checkout
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 11:05 AM
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For HobbyKing, who does Paypal claim the pyment was sent to. From my past receipts, the payments went to accounts@UNITEDHOBBIES.COM

Jim
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 11:12 AM
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hobby king appears to use a few difrent accounts
one is one hobbies, and then the one that comes up under hextronics

the three i spoke with that had issues with pp using hk were hacked by same guy that hit good egg and target hobbies

garrisonelvis@yahoo.com
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 04:19 PM
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hobby king appears to use a few difrent accounts
one is one hobbies, and then the one that comes up under hextronics

the three i spoke with that had issues with pp using hk were hacked by same guy that hit good egg and target hobbies

garrisonelvis@yahoo.com
i just ordered a few batterys from hoobyking with paypal

i have a tracking number from hobby king
did hobby king get the money or a hacker???????
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Probably the hacker, Hoobyking will just send you a empty box....



Sorry about your troubles Zeroskin,
What is paypal saying?
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:00 PM
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i just ordered a few batterys from hoobyking with paypal

i have a tracking number from hobby king
did hobby king get the money or a hacker???????

checjk account to see if order was paid for and is now reserved
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:04 PM
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the main (large payments were hacked as gifts )

my payment was a large one and paypal is holdin in account but needs more info before they will refund


i lost the battle for unathorized payment now im using item not recieved
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:20 PM
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paypal

They got me awhile back and i am sure it was while i was paying for something on ebay and when it does that auto transfer over to paypal site. Microsft xbox live charges started poping up on my debit so i closed it then it went to my credit card. Thats how I know it was paypal because thats the only way they could have gotten both cards. So if they hacked your paypal expect fraudulent charges on any cards on file.

Change pass word and order new cards ASAP.......
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:23 PM
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mine is conected to a buisness account... or at least was till other night i took it off [paypal(ill be unverified for a few days guys!) and changed account info at my credit union today

ill most worried about my pp though as it is where all my sales go through(maybe one percent is money order but thats nothing)

if i cant feel safe with paypal i dont expect my buyers to feel safe either



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They got me awhile back and i am sure it was while i was paying for something on ebay and when it does that auto transfer over to paypal site. Microsft xbox live charges started poping up on my debit so i closed it then it went to my credit card. Thats how I know it was paypal because thats the only way they could have gotten both cards. So if they hacked your paypal expect fraudulent charges on any cards on file.

Change pass word and order new cards ASAP.......
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:52 PM
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Now I know it's true

Just got off the phone with PP. The guy said they have not been hacked and they have not any such reports of being hacked. He spoke as if he was reading it from a book. Showed no interest in any info that could lead to a possible investigation...just "we have not been hacked sir". I'm not going to use it for a while, already changed passwords.
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 06:40 PM
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i love that stuff... no sir there was no breach of security here must have been a attack on the stores servers

i got same speil
did you get the, we will try our best to assist you but it appears that this is a normal transaction!




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Just got off the phone with PP. The guy said they have not been hacked and they have not any such reports of being hacked. He spoke as if he was reading it from a book. Showed no interest in any info that could lead to a possible investigation...just "we have not been hacked sir". I'm not going to use it for a while, already changed passwords.
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