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Members of the largest payment system PayPal and the electronic payment system Google Pay complained that their accounts started to lose money. According Xakep.ru citing open sources, the attackers robbed users to tens of thousands of euros.
Scammers use Google Pay for the purchase of goods, that pay using PayPal linked account. In most cases, for a start, they carried out a test payment, the amount of which is not more than four euros (about 300 rubles). Then the attackers make a more expensive purchase. In this transaction, as a rule, pass through American stores, while the majority of victims located in Germany.
The German information security expert Marcus Fenske (Markus Fenske) on Twitter suggested that to steal money scammers have used the vulnerability, which PayPal warned a year ago. According to him, the attackers were able to access the virtual cards that PayPal creates when binding a Google account to Pay.
Representatives of payment service has not commented on the information about the fraud, but said that they began investigating the incident. However, some victims have mentioned that PayPal is beginning to return unauthorized transations.
Earlier it was reported that PayPal was ranked first in the professionals Vade Secure the companies, which are often associated with phishing attacks. In second place was social network Facebook, the third — the company Microsoft.
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