Hacking collective Anonymous has claimed on Twitter that it has stolen around 28,000 user details from a server used by PayPal. It appears to include email addresses, names and associated passwords appearing on a selection of online sharing services.
However, as with some other recent Anonymous claims, the hack is being disputed by the attacked party. PayPal says it has no evidence of any sort of breach and is currently answering all enquiries with the line: “We’re investigating this but to date we have been unable to find any evidence that validates this claim.”
Still, today marked out as a kind of global hacking and protest day by Anonymous and its legion of followers, there might be more to come. US TV network NBC’s site has already been ruined as part of this little online hack-a-thon. [TNW]
Our newest offspring Gizmodo UK is gobbling up the news in a different timezone, so check them out if you need another Giz fix. [clear]