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Database with 2 billion records leaked

Email validation service verification(dot)io recently leaked a huge database containing personal and sensitive records of more than 2 billion individuals around the world.

It all happened on March 7, 2019, when Security researcher published a blog post reporting that he discovered an unsecured 150GB MongoDB database tracked back to verification(dot)io containing more than 800 million (808,539,939) records.

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Bitcoin private team accuses crypto exchange HitBTC of fraud after de-listing

Bitcoin Private BTCP developers have accused cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC of acting in a fraudulent manner in regards to their de-listing from the exchange following a planned coinburn.

The accusations are portrayed in a letter written on Feb. 26 to the exchange by the Petros Law Group on behalf of the BTCP community, developers and contributors.

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Facebook Messenger bug revealed who you had conversations with

Facebook is making a big shift to private messages, but it's not immune to security vulnerabilities. Imperva recently detailed a flaw with Facebook Messenger that allowed potential attackers to learn who you were talking with on the chatting service.

The security bug didn't show the content of the messages, but security researcher is warning users to ensure that they know who they are in touch, since they have the potential to harm your privacy.

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Huawei to sue US government to overturn its ban as unconstitutional

Huawei has filed a suit against the government of the US's as it seeks to overturn its ban through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Filed in the US Federal Court, Huawei rotating chair Guo Ping said in Shenzhen on Thursday that the company is seeking a declaratory judgment that the NDAA restrictions were unconstitutional, as well as a permanent injunction against the restrictions.

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CoinHive Cryptocurrency mining service will shut down on March 8, 2019

The popular in-browser cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive has announced that it will shut down on March 8, 2019.

This has made headlines across the years because it was used by crooks to abuse computational resources of the victims that were visiting compromised websites hosting the Coinhive script.

It was initially launched as a legitimate service for site administrators to generate revenue from the traffic visiting their websites, when unaware, users visit compromised websites, the script starts using their computers' processing power to mine cryptocurrency

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Facebook apps secretly sending sensitive data back to the mothership

A trio of privacy earthquakes shook Facebooklandia on recently: 11 3rd-party apps seem to be sharing consumer sensitive data with Facebook, New York’s governor called on two state agencies to investigate this “secret” sharing of health and financial data.

60 pages of un-redacted legal documents from a lawsuit between Facebook and app developer Six4Three were anonymously posted on GitHub.

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