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April 18, 2019
Nick Bastone and Rob Price / Business Insider

Nick Bastone and Rob Price / Business Insider  
Facebook Updates Old Blog Post to Say That Millions of Instagram Users’ Unencrypted Passwords Were Exposed to Employees for Years

In a confusing move on a busy news day that saw not only the release of the Mueller report but also other news affecting the company, Facebook updated an old blog post to announce it had stored millions of Instagram users’ passwords in an unencrypted format easily readable by its employees for years. The old blog post, dating from March, had originally announced that the unencrypted passwords for hundreds of millions of Facebook and Facebook Lite users had been accessible on its internal servers and that thousands of Instagram users had been similarly affected. The update to the blog post simply changed the words “tens of thousands” to “millions” for Instagram users. Facebook yesterday confirmed another security incident where it had accidentally scarfed up the contact lists for 1.5 million users.

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Rob Price / Tech Insider

Rob Price / Tech Insider  
Facebook Says It Unintentionally Uploaded Contact Lists of 1.5 Million New Users Garnered From Their Email Accounts

Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network without their knowledge or consent. The surreptitiously gathered contact lists were used to improve Facebook’s ad targeting, build Facebook’s web of social connections, and recommend friends to add. The social media giant said the contact data was unintentionally uploaded and that it is now in the process of deleting those contacts. Prior to May 2016, Facebook allowed some users to verify their accounts using their email passwords and voluntarily upload their contacts at the same time. However, a change occurred and a message notifying the new users that their contacts would be uploaded was deleted.

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Mashable: Facebook accidentally scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users
CNET: Facebook ‘unintentionally uploaded’ email contacts from 1.5M users
BetaNews: Privacy: Facebook ‘unintentionally’ scraped and uploaded 1.5 million users’ email contacts
The Inquisitr News: Facebook ‘Unintentionally Uploaded’ 1.5 Million Users’ Contacts
MSPoweruser: Facebook breaches users’ privacy again, says it “unintentionally uploaded millions of contacts on its servers without consent”
Lowyat.NET: Facebook Uploaded Email Contacts of Up To 1.5 Million Users; Claims It Was An Unintentional
MSPoweruser: Facebook breaches users’ privacy again, says it “unintentionally uploaded millions of contacts on its servers without consent”
Asia One Digital: Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users
ZDNet Security: Facebook harvested 1.5 million user email contacts without permission
Mercury News: Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users
Reuters: Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users Big trouble ahead for Facebook as another data leak compromises 1.5 million users
BetaNews: Privacy: Facebook ‘unintentionally’ scraped and uploaded 1.5 million users’ email contacts
Mashable: Facebook accidentally scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users Facebook Collected Millions of Email Contacts Without Consent
The Guardian: Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5m users without consent
iTnews – Security: Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users
Neowin: Facebook admits to “unintentionally” uploading email contacts of 1.5 million users
MacRumors: Facebook Harvested Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users Without Their Consent
The Register – Security: Facebook: Yeah, we hoovered up 1.5 million email address books without permission. But it was an accident!
Silicon Republic: Facebook confirms ‘unintentionally’ uploading 1.5m users’ email contacts
Boing Boing: Facebook admits harvesting contacts of the 1.5m email passwords it asked for
Packt Hub: Facebook confessed another data breach; says it “unintentionally uploaded” 1.5 million email contacts without consent
VentureBeat: Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ email contacts of up to 1.5 million new users
IT Pro: Facebook “unintentionally” uploaded 1.5m user email contacts
Security Affairs: Facebook ‘unintentionally’ collected contacts from 1.5 Million email accounts without permission
The Hacker News: Facebook Collected Contacts from 1.5 Million Email Accounts Without Users’ Permission
GBHackers On Security: Facebook Collected and Uploaded 1.5 Million People’s Email Contacts Without their Knowledge
WRAL Tech Wire: Facebook admits collecting contacts of 1.5M users without their consent

June 20, 2018
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk

Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk  
North Korea’s BitThumb Halts Deposits, Withdrawals After Hackers Steal $31 Million in Cryptocurrencies

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, South Korea’s Bithumb, has halted deposit and withdrawal services after hackers stole 35 billion won ($31 million) from the platform. The hack occurred between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning although details about which cryptocurrencies were stolen are sketchy. Bithumb has removed all the remaining assets to a cold wallet and says it will cover any losses customers experience.

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Techradar: Your crypto wallet is not your debit card Hackers walk away with $32 million in crypto-heist
GBHackers On Security: Bithump Hacked – Hackers Steal $31 Million Worth Cryptocurrency
CNBC Technology: A major cryptocurrency exchange says it was hacked and $30 million in coins was stolen
YonhapNews: Major cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb hacked South Korea’s major crypto exchange suspends service in hacking attack Bithumb Hacked Second Time in a Year. Hackers Steal $31 Million
The Straits Times Asia News: Hackers steal US$30m from top Seoul bitcoin exchange
SecurityWeek: Hackers Steal $30 Million From Top Seoul Bitcoin Exchange Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb Loses More Than $30 Million in Hack
YonhapNews: (LEAD) Hackers steal $32 mln from cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb
iTnews – Security: Hackers steal $43m from cryptocurrency exchange
ZDNet Security: South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb hacked Hackers Hit Cryptocurrency Exchange, Possibly Looting $40M
CCN: Bithumb Hack Prevents Corrective Cryptocurrency Rally, Market Drops
Sputnik International: Major South Korean Exchange Reportedly Hacked, Bitcoin’s Price Takes Nosedive
Washington Post: Major cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb halts trading after more than $31 million hack
TIME: $31 Million Stolen in South Korean Cryptocurrency Hack
CBS : Hackers Steal $31 Million Worth Of South Korean Cryptocurrency Bithumb
CCN: Breaking: South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked, Thieves Steal $30 Million
The Guardian: South Korea’s Bithumb loses $31.5m in cryptocurrency heist
The Korea Herald: Hackers steal $32 m from cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb
AP Breaking News: South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack
ITWeb: South Korean crypto exchange loses $32m in heist
The Next Web: South Korean exchange Bithumb hacked for $31 million
CNET: Hackers hit South Korean cryptocurrency exchange for $31.5M – CNET
Latin American Herald Tribune: South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb Hacked; $31.5 Million Stolen
Threat Brief: South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb hacked
Security Affairs: Hackers Steal $31 Million from South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb
TechCrunch: Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it lost over $30M following a hack
Infosecurity Magazine: Hackers Steal $31m+ From South Korean Crypto-Exchange
Zero Hedge: Cryptos Tumble After South Korea’s Bithumb Exchange Hacked South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked, $31.5 Million Stolen
Bitcoin News: Hacked Korean Crypto Exchange Unveils Plan to Restart Service Amid Controversies
Investopedia: Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked, Loses $31.5M
BBC News – World: Bithumb: Hackers ‘rob crypto-exchange of $32m’