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PayPal says it didn’t do it, GoDaddy partially admits helping hacker

30
Jan
2014

After an app developer revealed how a hacker managed to get access to his web properties and hold them for ransom by exploiting some potential security flaws in PayPal’s and GoDaddy’s customer identification policies, the two companies have each commented on the matter. PayPal said in a blog post that the Naoki Hiroshima’s PayPal account has not been compromised, even though there was a “failed attempt made to gain this customer’s information by contacting PayPal.” The company added that it “did not divulge any credit card details related to this account,” and that it “did not divulge any personal or financial information related to this account.” Hiroshima said the hacker told him he was able to find out the last

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