PayPal accounts used by hackers for unauthorised payments

Tuesday 25 February 2020 11:20 CET | News

Hackers have found a bug in PayPal's Google Pay integration, allowing them to use it to buy products online and incur unauthorised charges to PayPal accounts.

According to ZDNet, users saw mysterious transactions pop up in their PayPal history as originating from their Google Pay account. Also, issues have been reported on numerous platforms, including PayPal's forums, Reddit, Twitter, and Google Pay's Russian and German support forums.

The victims suggest that their Google Pay accounts are used by hackers to buy products via linked PayPal accounts, with most of the illegal transactions taking place at US shopping stores, and especially at Target stores. Most of the victims appear to be German users. PayPal mentioned they are investigating the issue. 

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Keywords: PayPal, accounts, unauthorised payments, hackers, fraud, illegal transactions
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