PayPal is aware of the cyberattack impacting Optus and we have not detected any impact on our systems.
Your security is a top priority for us: our security teams are monitoring the situation, and PayPal security controls are in place to help protect your account from unauthorised access.
If you are an individual affected by the Optus data breach, we encourage you to be vigilant. More information on how to limit the impact of the breach can be found through these reputable sources: The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Moneysmart, or Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
If you believe you’ve received a phishing email or SMS that appears to have come from PayPal, don’t respond and don’t click on any links or open any attachments. Simply forward the entire email to firstname.lastname@example.org and delete it.
As online scams are getting more sophisticated and may take advantage of breached data, here are some steps you can take to protect yourself online:
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