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« on: July 27, 2011, 12:30:59 AM »

You know what's trending currently on Twitter? #OpPayPal

Guess who started it? Our favorite hacktivists. No, it's not LulzSec. It's the other guys in the Guy Fawkes masks. Yup, Anonymous.

They're planning on hitting PayPal. I don't know when and they haven't mentioned a timeframe, but knowing their history, they're probably going to get it done.

I've already closed my PayPal accounts. PayPal is made of dickbag and has decided to blank out the page that gives directions on how to close down accounts, probably due to the mass exodus of their customers.

I highly recommend you close out your PayPal accounts. If you don't know how to do it, here are the directions:

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1. Log into PayPal
2. Click profile
3. Click My Settings
4. Click Close Account, and then follow the directions until you close out your account.


Stay safe guys. At the very minimum, change your passwords on your PayPal accounts, drain them out, and take off your credit card information if you're not willing to close your account. I'd really hate to see a Pugger be a victim of hacking.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 12:42:48 AM »

Cat, I love you... I would have never had known if not for you...
I had $0.00 in there but it was tied to my savings and debit card, better safe than sorry. =/
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 12:48:07 AM »

Wont happen and wont work. No need to close accounts. All accounts are backed up by a guruantee and IF you lose any money you can fix it via your financial institution its all a hype to get everyone to close their account.

Thanks for the heads up but please next time you report something like this dont use caps :|
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 12:59:34 AM »

Yes, partly it is because Anonymous wants people to boycott PayPal, but they are planning on hacking PayPal, or at least using it as a tactic to get people away.

And yes, I'm sure in the end you can get the money back, but holy shit balls it's a bitch to deal with the bank and try to get your money back after you've been hacked. Hell, my sister's bank fucked up on their end and they knew they were in the wrong. They tried to screw her over by waiting until she was out of Rhode Island to work with her so that she couldn't physically go in and talk to them. After about a month of being transferred to different people, she finally got everything sorted. No offense, but I doubt any other bank is really much different, and I would hate for anyone to have to go through that crap.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 01:03:06 AM »

This makes me thoroughly glad I've never actually bothered to register for a PayPal account.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 01:06:32 AM »

Again i understand and thanks for the news report but dont make it seem like a life or death thing again please lol

and for those like me dont believe the hype Smiley if it does happen it happens..

@zdrago thats what the hype wants you to think.. paypal is amazing. Accepted almost anywhere on the internets and allows for some rewards other "online" banking places dont...
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 01:08:23 AM »

Eh, I'll probably have a PayPal account sometime in the future. It's just not of interest to me at the moment.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 01:34:50 AM »

Take close note on just what those "Tweets" Are saying

There are NO threats. Legal Boycott. is mentioned several times.. This is not a hacking attempt its an attempt to fear people in closing their accounts based on how "paypal" is ran..
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 02:41:02 AM »

Take close note on just what those "Tweets" Are saying

There are NO threats. Legal Boycott. is mentioned several times.. This is not a hacking attempt its an attempt to fear people in closing their accounts based on how "paypal" is ran..
Maybe, but it's better to be safe than sorry. I just don't want them getting to my savings or debit if they do hack it. And I don't even use PayPal now that I have my debit card, so eh.

And PayPal is making it harder for you to close your account. I'm not sure if it's illegal or not, but if there was a legitimate threat (and we don't know if this is legit or not yet) then I would of lost complete trust in them... and through my savings and debit, like 20 bucks...
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2011, 03:22:05 AM »

LulzSec and Anonymous's official press release was that they're boycotting PayPal, however they threatened to hack PayPal as well. Whether or not they're going to carry the threat through or they were just trying to shout fire to clear the building, I wouldn't take my chances.

And yes, PayPal's being a bit of a douche. They've taken down the directions for people to cancel their account with PayPal, and I believe they're allowing people to remove their credit card info now, but have removed some people's abilities to cancel their accounts. I can understand that they don't want to lose paying customers, but this is not the right way to go about things.
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011, 04:22:39 AM »

Paypal is taking the proper moves..

That change was made BEFORE this hoax. Not to mention i would not want to lose valid and loyal customers to a hoaxs of this kind.

Pretty sad when the world is taking financial advice from a "Trending" topic.

What about the US having 1 week to fix the debt ceiling before it hits its limits? Should i go to my bank and remove all my money?... Just a thought.

Sure they may hack a few accounts if they do it will be based on the ALREADY leaked information via passwords and emails as 90% of users online use the same password for everything..... But like i mentioned if you havent "canceled" your paypal dont go thru the hassle.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011, 04:56:17 AM »

btw read this and you will understand there is no threat its just a boycott.

http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/187488/20110727/anonymous-lulzsec-hackers-protest-paypal-fbi-arrest-member-antisec-hacked-hack.htm

TL:DR paypal will be fining a member of their group a large lump sum of money. They dont like it so they will get all their " followers" to boycott with them..


So again lets all close our paypals so we can help justify a group of known "hackers" who only cause harm? me. no ty

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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 05:52:56 PM »

I dont have a pay pal yet I have gotten e-mails saying people tried taking 3500 dollars from it and said not to make a pay pal on that e-mail, its that easy to get money stolen, I seriously recommend closing all accounts.
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011, 08:50:24 PM »

I've got $6,000 in cash on my PayPal, I just transferred it to my bank account, just in case.
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