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PayPal Confirms Data Breach and Warns Users

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jan 21, 2023
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PayPal Confirms Data Breach and Warns Users

PayPal has recently issued a warning to some of its customers that their accounts have been breached and some sensitive data has been compromised. On December 20, 2022, an unauthorized third-party accessed a number of PayPal accounts. The company investigated the incident and determined that the breach occurred between December 6 and December 8, 2022. As a result, the personal information of certain users, such as name, address, Social Security number, individual tax identification number, and/or date of birth, may have been accessed by the third party. 

PayPal has taken several steps to protect the security of its customers’ accounts. They have implemented additional security measures to further protect user information and they are actively monitoring accounts for any suspicious activity. In addition, PayPal is offering affected users free credit monitoring and identity protection services. 

PayPal is also encouraging customers to take certain steps to ensure the security of their accounts. Users should update their passwords and security questions, as well as review their account activity for any suspicious activity. In addition, users should be cautious when clicking on unknown links sent via email and should never share their passwords or other personal information with anyone. 

PayPal is committed to protecting its customers’ data and taking all necessary steps to ensure their security. The company is actively monitoring accounts and has implemented additional security measures to further protect user information. In addition, PayPal is offering affected users free credit monitoring and identity protection services. 

We strongly recommend that all users take security precautions and review their account activity for any suspicious activity.

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