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3 Responses to Twitter restores @N handle to its rightful owner

  1. Matt · 589 days ago

    "the successful attacker used social engineering to first gain access to Hiroshima's PayPal account, allegedly managed to socially engineer the last four digits of his credit card out of PayPal"

    Here's the real problem. At least from what is written here, someone armed with nothing more than a name managed to gain access to someone else's PayPal account.

    • Mike · 523 days ago

      What's even worse is that PayPal denied the entire thing, when there's even call recorded evidence.

  2. John · 588 days ago

    Strict adherence to policies that prevent unauthorized access to anyone's accounts needed to be followed by both Paypal and GoDaddy. They were the weakest links in the chain.

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