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PayPal: down, then up?



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Reports early out of the gate suggested that several Anonymous hackers had retrieved some 28,000 passwords attached to PayPal user accounts and dumped it in an online-hosted document. The news was traced down to newsblog Cyber War News that specialized in reporting hacker-based news. The Private Paste document was said to have columns for passwords and telephone numbers.

As of press time, the Private Paste document is empty. PayPal spokesman Anuj Nayar later clarified in a media statement that the hack was directed towards open-source web hosting site ZPanel instead.

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