Syrian Electronic Army hacks eBay and PayPal in ‘hacktivist operation’

Washington, Feb. 2: The Syrian Electronic Army claimed it hacked ecommerce companies eBay and PayPal on Saturday.

The SEA’s access on PayPal could put millions of peoples’ bank information at risk, but the group said it was a ‘hacktivist operation’, and they did not target account information.

According to Mashable, the SEA claimed it was able to replace the homepages of eBay and PayPal in France, Israel and the UK with its own logo.

SEA member Th3 Pr0 said the group compromised eBay’s domains manager, which allowed the hackers to shut down the website or redirect it another server.

Th3 Pr0 added that the SEA was able to display its logo on various eBay and PayPal homepages for about 30 minutes.

Anuj Nayar, PayPal’s senior director of global in itiatives, said that for a brief period, a very limited number of people visiting certain PayPal and eBay marketing pages in the UK, France and India were redirected.

Nayar added that the issue was quickly detected and resolved, adding that no customer data was accessed by these redirects, and no customer accounts were affected, the report added. (ANI)