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Anonymous Claims To Have Stolen 28,000 PayPal Passwords

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Hacking collective Anonymous claims it's stolen around 28,000 user details from a server used by PayPal, with what appears to be email addresses, names and associated passwords appearing on a selection of online sharing services.

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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, with November 5th 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]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

November 5th was the day Guy Fawkes was captured during the failed Gunpowder Plot. I'm assuming that's why today is a global hacking day?