PayPal user horror story (part of anyway)

Came across a story this morning where a guy lost the $50K Twitter account “@N” a one letter user name account. I know it involves Twitter, GoDaddy mainly but the attacker who stole the account was able to get PayPal employees to just randomly hand him bits of info (credit cards, account passes) over the phone, pretending to be a PayPal employee at one point (to another PayPal employee you would think they had a check for that), so I thought it was relevant to post it up as it shows PayPal’s total stupidity also eventually the attacker explains how he was able to abuse PayPal to obtain the info he needed to get thru to GoDaddy and carry on his antics.

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Phone PayPal get someones ID easier than you think.

medium.com/p/24eb09e026dd

thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2014/01/29/lost-50000-twitter-username/#!tLyIX

Update :

thenextweb.com/insider/2014/01/29/paypal-denies-providing-payment-information-hacker-hijacked-50000-twitter-username/#!tZSTQ

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