In this guide, itechhacks is going to share a real incident that happened with one of its members. Here you will get to know the way How hackers approach victims to Hack their PayPal Account (Proof Attached). Security is Just an Illusion. Make sure you read this article till the end.
Yesterday, I was really getting frustrated because of some freak hackers, let me explain to you why?
Like every day, Yesterday when I opened my Gmail account to check e-mails sent by my readers then Suddenly I got this email from Service Paypal stating that “Your account has been Going To Close until we hear from you“.
And I was like 😳 how it’s happening and why? because I have never got such a kind of email from Paypal Services ever before.
Then after thoughtfully observation, I found that this email was not sent by any PayPal Service but it was a Phishing Attack By Some Hackers. There are some other best Paypal alternatives that are worth trying in 2020.
So today I am going to post a blog over how hackers can hack your PayPal account in 2020 with a phishing scam.
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Here’s the mail that I’d received from a black hat hacker yesterday.
PayPal is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.The company operates as an acquirer, performing payment processing for online vendors, auction sites and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee.In 2014, PayPal moved $228 billion in 26 currencies across more than 190 nations, generating a total revenue of $7.9 billion.
Hackers are really smart and I always practice and promote white or ethical hacking stuff and I never complain that hacking or finding bugs is not good. But sometimes, Hackers are the only people who help us to know more about the technology and also teach us many things.
The method that hacker used for Paypal hacking was a “Phishing Attack”
Below I have written exactly the things that I noticed after getting the email.
#1. First look at the address of the mail sender. When you receive a mail from Paypal look at what is written after “@”. It must be “paypal.com”. PayPal has only one Top Level Domain and that is .com. Domains ending with other extensions are not official addresses of PayPal.
#2. Then focus out on text errors in the e-mail. In official mails from PayPal, you will never see any grammatical mistakes and errors, but remember that, the format for real mail of PayPal and Phishing Page can be the same.
NOTE: The Webpage of these website would be as same as the official website so be careful before clicking on any link.
#3. If Hackers don’t do the above two mistakes and you open the link given by Hackers, then check out for the URL, it should be “paypal.com” or “paypal.co.uk” depending upon the country or where you live. As you can see from the image given below shows “qaypal .co.uk” which is not an official one and it’s a phishing page to get users login credentials.
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#4. Check all the above pictures and one more thing hackers can hack your PayPal account only by phishing, but you have to focus on small things that I explained to you above. But, if there are some internal PayPal bugs then hackers can hack into the whole server. According to the recently published Forbes report on PayPal ‘Critical’ Login Hack, the hackers tried bypassing the financial firm’s authentication tools.
#5. So this is how the email looks after you enter your login details. If you login to Fake Paypal phishing page then your Paypal login credential is in the Bad Hands it means You Have Been Hacked.!
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A phishing attack is the most common hacking attack on the Internet so it’s not just limited around PayPal. But this attack can be used to hack anything where login credentials required. Yes, you guessed it right, Even your Online Banking, Your Instagram Page or it could be other logins. So always check the website before putting your credentials.
Other than this, Make sure to use two-factor authentication for all your social media and for email accounts. Keep changing your password at least once a year.
There are various websites that claim for the PayPal Money Generator or for PayPal Balance refill. Please avoid such websites, There is no one in this world especially over the internet who can fill your PayPal with real balance. Its all scam!
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This article is originally published back in 2016. But we have updated it with 2020 trends.