Numerous web sites were hacked on November 5th as the groups protest. Anonymous claims they hacked the PayPal’s servers and leaked over 28,000 customer account passwords online. Symantec is PayPal’s security firm, said that they were investigating whether they were also compromised.
Paypal said it had “no evidence” of a security breach, but a list of nearly 28,000 passwords claiming to belong to Paypal accounts was posted online overnight. “Paypal hacked by Anonymous as part of our November 5th protest,” read a Tweet along with a link to the passwords, which has now been taken down. The group had also posted emails, passwords, names and even telephone numbers.
“Our first priority is to make sure that any customer information remains protected,” said Symantec in a statement.