The Next Web: Twitter let someone promote an obvious PayPal phishing scam

The Next Web: Twitter let someone promote an obvious PayPal phishing scam. “Phishing scams are nothing new, but it’s certainly unusual to see them show up in your Twitter timeline as a promoted tweet. Nevertheless, earlier this evening, I came across this promoted post from the (since deleted) account @PaypalChristm.”

CNET: PayPal says TIO Networks breach affected up to 1.6M users

CNET: PayPal says TIO Networks breach affected up to 1.6M users. “PayPal says a data breach at a company it recently acquired may have exposed the personal information for up to 1.6 million customers. The digital-payments company suspended operations of its TIO Networks last month after discovering evidence of a security breach. TIO Networks makes digital bill-payment tools for utilities and other firms and offers kiosks that let people go to a convenience store to pay off their bills using cash.”

The Next Web: WordPress.com’s new Paypal integration makes it easier for bloggers to sell stuff online

The Next Web: WordPress.com’s new Paypal integration makes it easier for bloggers to sell stuff online. “Selling goods and services on WordPress.com just got a lot easier. Yesterday, Automattic announced the launch of a Simple Payment button that allows users of the hosted blog/site/CMS service to accept Paypal payments in just a few clicks.”

PayPal Patches Ridiculous Security Hole

Naked Security has a would-be-funny-if-it-weren’t-so-awful story about a recently patched PayPal security bug. “In a delightfully short and sweet technical article, UK security researcher Henry Hoggard recently reported on a PayPal authentication bug he found. He was paid a bounty by PayPal, and the hole is now closed, so revealing it doesn’t give away any security secrets that might still be abused… …so we thought we’d tell you the story, given that it’s Friday afternoon and all that, because it’s almost funny.”

PayPal and Facebook Messenger Are Getting Cozy

Facebook Messenger and PayPal are getting cozy. “PayPal is deepening its relationship with Facebook, and will now become one of the payment options within Messenger, among other integrations. That means customers who shop via the growing number of chatbots from online merchants will be able to transact on Messenger using PayPal’s payment service.”