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Paypal Hacked.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheArticleMan, May 2, 2013.

  1. TheArticleMan

    TheArticleMan Power Member

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    Right,

    So basically a few days ago I was on my paypal and I noticed a few weird addresses on my account so removed them and thought nothing of it as I presumed it was ones I must have put up years ago or something.

    Then this morning I'm logging into my email and see a payment has been made. I know I haven't made it so I go onto PP and what do you know, my account has nothing in it.

    It was a "product" purchase of a " talking ted the bear " to a name and address in america.

    I phoned up paypal, got the transaction reversed and I told them to limit my account so no more payments can be made. The question is how did my paypal get hacked?

    Is there any advice you can give me on cleaning up my laptop for viruses etc?

    Thanks.
     
  2. monkid

    monkid Power Member

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    There must be keylogger in your laptop. Download malwarebytes and scan your PC. After that you can install Keyscrambler which it will encrypt every words you type. That's the best tool I ever use to protect myself against keylogger.
     
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  3. TheArticleMan

    TheArticleMan Power Member

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    I'm running malwarebytes now.

    You got a link to the keyscrambler?

    I'm going to scan the system and then install the keyscrambler and change all passwords etc.
     
  4. monkid

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    Here it is
    The free version works well too. :)
     
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    This is more common than you might think. When I used to sell stuff I frequently got payments from hacked paypal accounts and stolen credit cards. It was so bad that I stopped accepting PP as a form of payment.

    Stop visiting the porn sites :p
     
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  6. TheArticleMan

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    I actually have the 2 addresses and names that were added to my PP account. Is there anything I can do with this?
     
  7. bancoseller

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    Sounds like you logged in through one of those phishing pages.
     
  8. capripio

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    there could be many things, like keylogger, pushing website that signed before etc...
     
  9. TheArticleMan

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    Thing is I only use paypal by directly typing in their site, I never click a link from an email lol.

    Got bullgaurd and running a full system scan as we speak as well as using keyscrambler too.

    Hopefully everything will be clean in a few hours.
     
  10. bancoseller

    bancoseller BANNED BANNED

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    You don't need to click a link from an email for them to steal your password, have you ever pay any company through their webpage? Like when you want to checkout of your shopping cart, then they take you to a paypal page to pay, some of those could be phishing pages, that's why I always check the link on my webbrowser to make sure they are taking me to the real paypal payment page. You dig?
     
  11. TheArticleMan

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    Ah yeah, I understand, but every time I've done that I've got the legit payment email from paypal come through, unless they know how to capture the details and process a legitimate payment at the same time lol.

    I've set up a PIN system which directly links to my mobile phone and you can't login without a code which is uniquely sent to it, so I doubt I'll be seeing any more unusual activity.

    Fingers crossed.
     
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    is your pc or laptop shared with someone else?
     
  13. ScaryMustard

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    Chances are that you or someone you share an account with got phished; it may not have even been PayPal, but if you use the same password for several things one of them might have been scooped up by a malicious registration.

    Scan your computer for malware, change your passwords, and try to find the IP that the purchase was made from so you can keep an eye out for it on other accounts.
     
  14. evangelist

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    first you should change your paypal&email password
    but it's way better to use new paypal account :D