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PayPal Subsidiary Data Breach Hits Up to 1.6 Million Customers

PayPal Subsidiary Data Breach Hits Up to 1.6 Million Customers

December 04, 2017Wang Wei
Global e-commerce business PayPal has disclosed a data breach that may have compromised personally identifiable information for roughly 1.6 million customers at a payment processing company PayPal acquired earlier this year. PayPal Holdings Inc. said Friday that a review of its recently acquired company TIO Networks showed evidence of unauthorized access to the company's network, including some confidential parts where the personal information of TIO's customers and customers of TIO billers stored. Acquired by PayPal for US$233 Million in July 2017, TIO Network is a cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processor and receivables management provider that serves the largest telecom, wireless, cable and utility bill issuers in North America. PayPal did not clear when or how the data breach incident took place, neither it revealed details about the types of information being stolen by the hackers, but the company did confirm that its platform and systems were not affecte
[Video] PayPal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Demonstrated by Hacker

[Video] PayPal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Demonstrated by Hacker

April 28, 2015Wang Wei
A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the eBay owned global e-commerce business PayPal that could be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the PayPal's Marketing online-service web-application server. The remote code execution flaw, discovered by an independent security researcher, Milan A Solanki , has been rated Critical by Vulnerability Lab with a CVSS count of 9.3 and affected the marketing online service web-application of PayPal. The vulnerability resides in the Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP) protocol of the PayPal's marketing online service web-server. Successful exploitation of the PayPal vulnerability could result in an unauthorized execution of system specific codes against the targeted system in order to completely compromise the company's web server, without any privilege or user interaction. JDWP is a protocol that used for communication between a debugger and the Java virtual machine that i
Hacking PayPal Account with Just a Click

Hacking PayPal Account with Just a Click

December 03, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The eBay owned popular digital payment and money transfer service, PayPal has been found to be vulnerable to a critical web application vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control over users' PayPal account with just a click , affecting more than 156 millions PayPal users. An Egyptian security researcher, Yasser H. Ali has discovered  three critical vulnerabilities in PayPal website including CSRF , Auth token bypass and Resetting the security question, which could be used by cybercriminals in the targeted attacks. Cross-Site Request Forgery ( CSRF or XSRF) is a method of attacking a website in which an attacker need to convince the victim to click on a specially crafted HTML exploit page that will make a request to the vulnerable website on their behalf. Mr.Yasser demonstrated the vulnerability step-by-step in the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) video using a single exploit that combines all the three vulnerabilities. According to the demo, using Paypa
Authentication Flaw in PayPal mobile API Allows Access to Blocked Accounts

Authentication Flaw in PayPal mobile API Allows Access to Blocked Accounts

October 10, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Payment services provider PayPal is vulnerable to an authentication restriction bypass vulnerability , which could allow an attacker to bypass a filter or restriction of the online-service to get unauthorized access to a blocked users ' PayPal account. The security vulnerability actually resides in the mobile API authentication procedure of the PayPal online-service , which doesn't check for the blocked and restricted PayPal accounts. HOW THE VULNERABILITY WORKS In case if a PayPal user enters a wrong username or password combination several times in an effort to access the account, then for the security reasons, PayPal will restrict the user from opening or accessing his/her account on a computer until the answers to a number of security questions is provided. However, if the same user, at the same time switches to a mobile device and tries accessing the temporarily closed PayPal account with the right credentials via an official PayPal mobile app client through t
LoopHole in PayPal Terms Allows Anyone to Double PayPal Money Endlessly

LoopHole in PayPal Terms Allows Anyone to Double PayPal Money Endlessly

June 12, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Many of us own a PayPal account for easy online transactions, but most of us don't have balance in our PayPal Account. But what will happen if your money doubles, triple...or even more folds in just some couple of hours ?? Sounds cherishing!! A loophole in the popular digital payment and money transfer service, PayPal allows its users to double the money in their account and that too endlessly. That means with only $50 in your PayPal account, you can make it to $100, then $100 to directly $200 and so on. An eBay owned company, PayPal provides a faster and safer way to pay and get paid. The service gives people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, with over 148 million active accounts in 26 currencies and across 193 markets, thereby processing more than 9 million payments daily. According to TinKode a.k.a Razvan Cernaianu , who claimed to have found this loophole in the PayPal service that actually resides in its Chargeback Process  which
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Easily Get Hacked

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Easily Get Hacked

April 15, 2014Mohit Kumar
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint feature promises an extra layer of security for your smartphone, which also lets you make payments through PayPal. But does it really secure? Just three days after the launch of the Galaxy S5, Security researchers have successfully managed to hack Galaxy S5 Fingerprint sensor using a similar method that was used to spoof the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S last year. FOOLING FINGERPRINT SENSOR SRLabs researchers recently uploaded a YouTube video, demonstrated how they were able to bypass the fingerprint authentication mechanism to gain unauthorized access just by using a lifted fingerprint with wood-glue based dummy finger. The S5 fingerprint scanner allows multiple incorrect attempts without requiring a password, so an attacker could potentially keep trying multiple spoofed fingerprints until the correct match. PAYPAL USERS AT RISK Samsung Galaxy S5 users can also transfer money to other PayPal users just by swiping their finger on the sensor, but
Hacking PayPal accounts to steal user Private data

Hacking PayPal accounts to steal user Private data

May 29, 2013Mohit Kumar
If you're making a lot of money and you want to keep records of your transactions, then using PayPal 's Reporting system you can effectively measure and manage your business. Nir Goldshlager , founder of Breaksec and Security Researcher reported  critical flaws in Paypal Reporting system that allowed him to steal private data of any PayPal account. Exploiting the  vulnerabilities  he discovered, allowed him to access the financial information of any PayPal user including victim's shipping address Email addresses, Phone Number, Item name, Item Amount, Full name, Transaction ID, Invoice ID,  Transaction, Subject, Account ID, Paypal Reference ID etc. He found that PayPal is using the Actuate Iportal Application (a third party app) to display customer reports, so Nir downloaded the trial version of this app for testing purpose from its official website. After going deeply through the source code of trial version, Nir located a file named getfolderitems.
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