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Facebook data leaked

Half a billion people just had their Facebook data leaked

Leaked information includes phone number, Facebook ID, full name, location, past locations, birthdate, email address, relationship status, and bio.

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            APR 03, 2021

According to a security analyst, sensitive personal information for over half a billion Facebook users was leaked on a well-trafficked hacking forum earlier today — a potential risk to millions of cryptocurrency traders and hodlers who now may be vulnerable to sim swapping and other identity-based attacks.

The trove of information was first discovered by Alon Gal, CTO of security firm Hudson Rock, who posted on Twitter about the leak earlier today:

According to Gal, the leak is related to a security vulnerability first discovered in 2019. In January 2021, it became known that hackers were able to use the information to access user’s phone numbers; the leak has now expanded to include “Phone number, Facebook ID, Full name, Location, Past Location, Birthdate, (Sometimes) Email Address, Account Creation Date, Relationship Status, Bio.”

According to Gal, the information could now enable hackers and scammers to deploy a variety of social manipulation exploits and other nefarioustactics:

“Bad actors will certainly use the information for social engineering, scamming, hacking and marketing.”

Cryptocurrency users are at particular risk of such attacks. Earlier this year, a victim of a sim-swapping attack sued mobile phone company T-Mobile for $450,000, and in 2018 Kaspersky Labs found that hackers were able to steal 21,000 ETH, currently worth over $43 million, in social engineering attacks over a 12-month period.

The data breach is also orders of magnitude larger than the Ledger breach late last year. Shortly after over 270,000 users’ information was leaked online, users reported extortionist threats, and considered lawsuits against the hardware wallet company.

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Original article posted on the site, by Andrew Thurman.

Article re-posted on Markethive by Jeffrey Sloe

Ethereum 2.0 Validators are Earning 0.002792 ETH per Day

Ethereum 2.0 Validators are Earning 0.002792 ETH per Day


Quick take:

  • Ethereum 2.0 validators are currently earning 0.002792 ETH per day
  • This is approximately $1.71 using an ETH value of $613
  • This translates to approximately 3.2% annual interest when compounded
  • Ethereum has continued to trade above the $600 support zone

Ethereum 2.0 validators are currently earning 0.002792 ETH per day. This is according to data from the team at Flipside Crypto who also point out that this amount roughly translates to $1.71 per day using an ETH rate of $613. The team at Flipside Crypto shared their observation on the validator earnings on Ethereum 2.0 via the following tweet and accompanying chart.

0.002792 ETH Per Day = 3.2% Annual Interest

Using the assumption that each Ethereum 2.0 validator holds 32 ETH, the 0.002792 ETH implies a daily interest of 0.008725%. When this amount is compounded over a year, the annual interest is approximately 3.2% for each Ethereum 2.0 validator holding 32 ETH.

However, a more precise method of calculating Ethereum 2.0 rewards has been formulated by the ETH2.0 Calculator Telegram Group through a publicly available online spreadsheet.

Ethereum Continues to Hold the $600 Support Level

As earlier mentioned, Ethereum is trading at $613 after posting a two-year peak value of $675 on the 17th of December. A brief look at the daily Ethereum chart, reveals that ETH is in the midst of a correction with the $600 price area acting as adequate short-term support.

Ethereum’s fate is very much tied to that of Bitcoin. Therefore, Ethereum holding $600 depends on Bitcoin experiencing sideways movement or continuing with its bullish climb above $24k. If Bitcoin were to correct hard by dropping to the $20k price zone, Ethereum will lose the $600 support zone and possibly enter into the lower $500 levels.

As with all analyses of altcoins such as Ethereum, traders and investors are advised to set adequate stop losses and use low leverage when trading ETH on the various derivatives platforms. Having an eye out for sudden movements by Bitcoin in either direction is also recommended.

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Original article posted on the site, by John P. Njui.

Article re-posted on Markethive by Jeffrey Sloe

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