TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained

Shaun Nichols reports:

TeamViewer users say their computers were hijacked and bank accounts emptied after the software company’s systems mysteriously fell offline. TeamViewer denies it has been hacked.

In the past 24 hours, we’ve seen a spike in complaints from people who say their PCs and servers were taken over via the widely used remote-control tool on their machines. Even users with strong passwords and two-factor authentication enabled on their TeamViewer accounts say they were hit.

It appears miscreants gained control of victims’ TeamViewer accounts, and used that to connect into computers, where they seized web browsers to empty PayPal accounts, access webmail, and order stuff from Amazon and eBay.

“Hackers got everything from me,” Doug, an Idaho-based streamer who was looking forward to celebrating his birthday with his wife and two kids, told The Register.

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