New York (CNN Business)Binance, a major cryptocurrency exchange, says hackers stole more than $40 million worth of bitcoin from its customers.
The Taiwan-based company, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, announced that it discovered a “large scale security breach” Tuesday. It said hackers stole 7,000 bitcoins in one transaction. One bitcoin trades at nearly $6,000.
Facebook makes a U-turn on Blockchain and cryptocurrency ads, CNBC reports. Hence, more crypto-oriented companies will be able to promote their products on the biggest social media network.
‘Facebook Coin’ Reportedly Coming in First Half of 2019
No need for pre-approval
As reported by U.Today, Facebook relaxed is crypto ad ban back in June, but ICOs were still barred from the website. Despite this announcement, the social media giant continued to blackball the majority of crypto-related ads. The thing is, Facebook only readmitted the companies that already got the green light before the ban, but the majority of new submissions have been rejected (mostly for some obscure reasons).
Now, a wide range of crypto-related ads does not need to be pre-approved at all. It appears that only those ads that are promoting ICOs and other crypto projects will be vetted as usual by Facebook.
“While we will still require people to apply to run ads promoting cryptocurrency, starting today, we will narrow this policy to no longer require pre-approval for ads related to blockchain technology, industry news, education or events related to cryptocurrency,” the blog post read.
Back in October, Google also reversed its crypto ban for regulatory compliant exchanges after banning crypto ads along with a slew of other tech companies, such as LinkedIn and Snapchat.
Facebook’s crypto bet
Facebook had no choice but loosen its grip on crypto since it’s prepping to issue its own cryptocurrency that is supposed to become a major disruptor in the industry. Facebook’s foray into crypto is allegedly the reason why major institutions are becoming enthusiasticabout digital assets.
Source: U Today
We would’ve been talking about an extraordinarily low number of breached records this month if it hadn’t been for a string of incidents in India, another Facebook gaffe and a massive blunder in China, in which a series of companies exposed almost 600 million citizens’ CVs.
Still, April 2019 saw a not completely disastrous 1,334,488,724 breached records. That’s better than last month, bringing the annual total to 5.64 billion and reducing the monthly average to 1.46 billion.
Here’s the list in full:
- Criminal accesses personal data of faculty staff and students at Georgia Tech(1.3 million)
- Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation’s website hacked hours after recovering from previous attack (unknown)
- Australian Signals Directorate confirms data was stolen in parliament IT breach(unknown)
- Massachusetts hospital caught in phishing scam (12,000)
- Hacker breached Minnesota state agency email (11,000)
- South Carolina’s Palmetto Health discloses phishing attack dating back to 2018(23,811)
- Phishing scam exposes personal data at Florida’s Clearway Pain Solutions Institute (35,000)
- Customer data stolen as website of Japanese luxury railway hit by cyber attack(8,000)
- Dakota County, MN, discloses breach after an employee’s email is hacked(1,000)
- Blue Cross of Idaho notifies members of privacy breach after thwarting financial fraud (5,600)
- Texas’s Questcare Medical Services investigating business email compromise attack (unknown)
- Ontario’s Stratford City Hall recovers from cyber attack (unknown)
- IT outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro hacked (unknown)
- Texas-based Metrocare Services discloses second breach in five months (5,290)
- California-based Centrelake Medical Group notifies patients of security incident(unknown)
- North Carolina’s Klaussner Furniture Industries notifies employees of security incident (9,352)
- Customers at US fast food retailer Chipotle say their accounts have been hacked (unknown)
- Minnesota’s Riverplace Counseling Center notifies patients after malware infection (11,639)
- Hacktivists attack UK police sites to protest arrest of Julian Assange (unknown)
- Texas-based EmCare says patient and employee data has been hacked (60,000)
- Idaho-based bodybuilding.com discloses employee-related data breach(unknown)
- Illinois dental insurer notifies members after phishing attack (unknown)
- Attackers breached Docker Hub, grabbed keys and tokens (190,000)
- Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center shuts down network amid security breach(unknown)
- University of Alaska discloses data breach that occurred more than a year ago(unknown)
- Magecart hackers steal data from Atlanta Hawks’ online shop (unknown)
- Genesee County, MI, government suffers ‘aggressive’ ransomware attack(unknown)
- Ransomware attack affects Women’s Health Care Group of PA (300,000)
- Greenville, NC, government’s systems knocked out by ransomware (unknown)
- Ransomware attack hits Garfield County, UT (unknown)
- Augusta, ME, hit by ransomware, forcing City Center to close (unknown)
- New Jersey-based paediatric orthopaedic surgeon hit by ransomware (unknown)
- Ransomware at Florida’s Stuart City Hall “more than likely” caused by phishing(unknown)
- Massachusetts-based medical billing services notifies patients of ransomware attack (unknown)
- Idaho’s Sugar-Salem School District 322 hit by ransomware during ISAT testing(unknown)
- Ransomware disables Cleveland airport’s email systems, information screens(unknown)
- Indian government leaves healthcare database exposed on web (12.5 million)
- West Yorkshire council data leak leaves couple who adopted abused children living in fear (2)
- History repeats itself as Facebook third-party apps expose users’ personal data(540 million)
- Canadian pension firm loses microfiche containing personal data (unknown)
- Crook swipes Winnipeg Regional Health Authority employee’s bag; patients’ records taken (75)
- VoterVoice exposes database containing ‘treasure trove’ of personal data(300,000)
- Ohio government accidentally leaks information of those seeking job, family services and health aid (993)
- Chinese companies responsible for massive data breach of CVs (590 million)
- Texas’s Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital discloses data breach(unknown)
- Russian hospital dumps medical waste, sensitive data in landfill site (unknown)
- UK’s Home Office sorry for EU citizen data breach (240)
- Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County discloses data breach(unknown)
- Patients at Toledo, OH, rehab hospital subject to data breach (unknown)
- Washington state-based RS Medical discloses incident that may have compromised patient information (unknown)
- Athens, OH, rehabilitation centre notifies patients after unauthorised access to network (20,485)
- Sensitive data found on hard disks may be India’s largest ever data breach (78 million)
- California-based LD Evans says it has only just learned about 2018’s Citrix vulnerability (631)
- India’s JustDial service is breaching users’ personal data in real time (100 million)
- Drug addicts’ personal data found in rehab centres’ unexposed databases (4.91 million)
- Researcher uncovers exposed personal data from Iranian ride-hailing app(6,772,269)
- Pennsylvania-based Partners for Quality discloses data breach (3,673)
- US health provider Inmediata discovers patients’ information was exposed on the web (unknown)
- ‘Horrendous’ privacy breach at Australia’s Centrelink sees clients’ names published on Facebook (unknown)
- Personal data of employees at Lauderdale County, MS, emailed to colleagues(100)
- US consumer commission warns of data breach affecting safety information(unknown)
- Almost $500,000 swiped in Tallahassee, FL, payroll hack (unknown)
- AeroGrow says hackers stole months of credit card data (unknown)
- Florida-based United Way of the Big Bend says tax payers’ info was stolen (64)
- KPMG faces fine of up to $1.6 million after leaking payroll data (41)
Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents
- Former IT aide to New Hampshire senator caught keylogging (unknown)
- Employee at Cleveland’s University Hospital accidentally shared patients’ health info (840)
- University of Toledo counsellor fired after allegedly disclosing a student’s PTSD(1)
- Maine’s Acadia Hospital mistakenly release confidential information of Suboxone patients (300)
- Employee at California’s St. Boniface Hospital “inappropriately” viewed patient records (38)
In other news…
- USB stick containing sensitive data (and the movie Gone Girl) discovered during manslaughter trial (6,385)
- Barking resident jailed for blackmailing porn watchers (unknown)
- Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram (unknown)
- Supply chain hackers snuck malware into video games (unknown)
Source: IT Governanace
It joined “Super Mario Kart,” “Microsoft Solitaire,” and “Colossal Cave Adventure” as part of the 2019 class. The four inductees span multiple decades, countries of origin, and gaming platforms, but all have significantly influenced the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general, The Strong said.
Published by Midway Games in 1992, “Mortal Kombat” is one of the most recognizable fighting games around. Its hyper violent content led to major controversy, several court cases, and the creation of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. Since then, it’s become one of the biggest media properties of all time, spawning nearly a dozen sequels, a television series, comics, feature films, and more.
Twelve finalists were announced for the 2019 World Video Game Hall of Fame class. They reportedly received thousands of nominations from more than 100 countries. To be eligible, the games must have longevity, geographical reach, and influence. They also need to reach cultural icon status.
Here is the full list:
- “Candy Crush”
- “Colossal Cave Adventure”
- “Dance Dance Revolution”
- “Microsoft Windows Solitaire”
- “Mortal Kombat”
- “NBA 2K”
- “Sid Meier’s Civilization”
- “Super Mario Kart”
- “Super Smash Bros. Melee”
Previous inductees include “Donkey Kong,” “Doom,” “Final Fantasy VII,” “The Legend of Zelda,” and the “The Oregon Trail.”
Bitcoin (BTC) scaled an important price resistance with double-digit gains in April, solidifying the long-term bull breakout witnessed four-weeks ago.
The crypto market leader closed (UTC) at $5,269 on Tuesday, representing a 28 percent gain on the April 1 opening price of $4,092, as per Bitstamp data. That’s the biggest monthly gain since April 2018, as discussed yesterday.
Importantly, April’s close put prices above the 21-month exponential moving average (EMA), currently at $5,248.
That EMA had emerged as a strong price floor in the five months to October 2018, forcing many to conclude that the bear market had ended near $6,000. Bitcoin, however, dived below $6,000 on Nov. 14 – falling to lows near $3,100 by mid-December – and, with that, the 21-month EMA became the level to beat for the bulls.
Now that BTC has secured a monthly close above that key hurdle, the long-term bearish-to-bullish trend change confirmed on April 2 looks more credible. As a result, a rally to $6,000 in the next few weeks cannot be ruled out.
As of writing, BTC is changing hands at $5,300 on Bitstamp – up 2.4 percent on a 24-hour basis.
As seen on above left, April’s candle closed just above the 21-month EMA, the first monthly close above the key average since October 2018.
The bullish close comes four weeks after bitcoin first confirmed long-term bullish reversal by violating the most basic of all bearish patterns – the lower highs and lower lows – with a high-volume break above $4,236 on April 2.
The chart also shows a falling channel breakout, which indicates a bearish-to-bullish trend change. It is worth noting that a similar bearish channel breakout in October 2015 was followed by a 2.5-year bull market (see above right).
Essentially, BTC has activated twin bullish cues – a falling channel breakout and a close above the 21-month EMA – with April’s close at $5,269. These developments are remarkably similar to the ones seen in October 2015.
The above chart shows bitcoin has again bounced up from the 30-day moving average (MA), weakening the case for a deeper pullback put forward by the bearish divergence on the 14-day relative strength index (RSI).
It is worth noting that BTC has suffered significant price pullbacks following the confirmation of the bearish RSI divergence in the past.
This time, however, the pattern seems to have failed, with the price bouncing up from the 30-day MA, a sign of strong bullish sentiment. As a result, BTC could revisit and possibly breach the recent high of $5,627 reached on April 23.
The case for a temporary pullback to the 50-day MA, currently at $4,706 would strengthen if and when the price closes below the 30-day MA at $5,184.