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Old 09-21-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I guess a week or so ago we heard the news on the 5 million accounts being hacked and I was one of the lucky users.

I got three e mails this morning to the effect of me changing my paypal password, me changing my paypal security questions, and me transferring funds from my bank account into my paypal account.

They did two transactions. One for 500 and one for 1000. Be on alert that this is happening.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Huh? The Paypal problem was in May. Why would your gmail account affect it unless you used the same password?
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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Not to mention the Gmail data was pretty old, likely many years old. Would be a problem if you never change passwords and share them across sites.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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No, this happened this morning. The GMAIL thing I am talking back was just recently.

5 Million Gmail Usernames, Passwords Stolen - Network Security on Top Tech News

In all honesty, my passwords may have been the same. I had changed my gmail password but it may very well have been the same as paypal. I am not sure. I have not used my paypal in years....

Now they are both changed. My bank has been contacted, paypal has been contacted, etc.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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Yes, that's the one I was referring to. A quote from the article "Most of the passwords were more than three years old".

It was not a recent breach of current data. I unlinked my bank account from paypal over a year ago and stopped using it.
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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Eeek! I guess I'll have to call my bank. :shock: Thanks for posting this.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Not long ago people were doing the "get $5.00 in free Paypal" - which, IMO, was a scam - did OP do that by chance?
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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No I didn't. I haven't been on paypal in I don't know how long. I used it once several years ago to buy something from someone on ETSY who only accepted pp for payment.

Maybe I posted the wrong link, I don't know. I do know that I had issues also with my facebook and gmail and got an e mail from ETSY on 9-11 in re to this gmail issue.

A List of 5 Million 'Gmail Passwords' Leaked, But There's No Need to Panic

Gmail said that less than 2% could be affected. This just happened, like I said.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:47 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Yes, that's the one I was referring to. A quote from the article "Most of the passwords were more than three years old".

It was not a recent breach of current data. I unlinked my bank account from paypal over a year ago and stopped using it.
No, this has just happened. I actually changed my password recently, as well, when I saw that someone had accessed my e mail address from a location that was nowhere I have ever been.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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No, this has just happened. I actually changed my password recently, as well, when I saw that someone had accessed my e mail address from a location that was nowhere I have ever been.
Yes the data was just stolen, but it was OLD data, not current data.
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