Guy Fawkes day is on the fifth of November, and in honor of that, Anonymous has allegedly been busy launching some attacks. It looks like PayPal and Symantec have been victims of the attacks, although neither company has confirmed that these attacks have happened. In fact, PayPal has denied that anything has been compromised, but Anonymous has posted, and since removed, a document listing information from 27,935 accounts.
At this point, the whole situation is murky at best. Account information may have been compromised, or it may not have. Either way, it would be in your best interest to change your passwords and account information for any PayPal and Symantec accounts, just to be on the safe side. The last thing you want is to have your private information stolen, especially when it only takes a few seconds to make the changes required to protect yourself.
Besides the possible hacks of PayPal and Symantec accounts, it appears that Saturday Night Live and Australian government websites were defaced in alleged attacks.
It’s been a busy day for the group, and this means we all need to be careful with our private information, especially on a site like PayPal, which is directly linked to finances. Many people receive large sums of money through PayPal, so having that information stolen could be devastating. We recommend keeping an eye on your accounts and changing your password.
Hopefully, the companies involved will soon issue a statement regarding the alleged attacks, and what they plan to do about it, if they did indeed occur at all.
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