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PayPal and GoDaddy may have cost one man his ‘$50,000’ Twitter account

29
Jan
2014

Naoki Hiroshima had owned a rare Twitter account for around seven years, one that someone allegedly wanted to purchase for $50,000. Despite numerous attempts by attackers to steal his @N handle over the years, Hiroshima had managed to prevent hackers from gaining access to the account. While eating lunch on January 20th, 2014, I received a text message from PayPal for one-time validation code, explains Hiroshima. Somebody was trying to steal my PayPal account.

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