While some people are arguing whether what happened to Silicon Valley Bank was a bailout or not, I would like to post a little update on the stocks I follow and the bailouts that some of them have received. 🙂
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If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed.
123ink, PrimeCables and ShopperPlus were hacked
Back in 2020!
And they have discovered this just now!
Because someone shared the whole database of 878387 accounts online for free.
It is whether they knew it since 2020 and didn’t tell anyone, or they didn’t know anything and their system might still be vulnerable.
According to their email, they have no clue what actually happened:
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Pixels for dollars
Facebook, like Twitter, will begin charging $11.99+ for a verified status.
And here I am, paying $10/month for Linode VPS (there is a cheaper option for $5) and having a website with games, a blog, my own mail server, a “VPN”, a backup server, a database, and an SVN server.
Basically, it’s just a regular PC connected to the internet 24/7 at 40/2 Gbps speed that can do anything I want.
Damn, anyone can run the whole IT infrastructure of a small business for just 10 bucks a month!
Compare this to someone paying $8 just to have a blue checkmark near their name; you still can’t write whatever you want, and your account can be blocked at any time, sometimes just by mistake.
Indigo got hacked
I’m speculating here, but the recent cybersecurity incident at Indigo might not be so recent.
It just so happens that I purchased a book from the Indigo website a few weeks ago, and they were already experiencing issues:
1. I ordered to pick up the book in store, but I didn’t receive any email notification on pickup day, and my order status got stuck at “Shipping Pending”;
2. I have cancelled the order and was planning to re-order again from Amazon;
3. The next day, an employee from the Indigo store called and told me that my book was ready for pick up, and I had never been notified about that because there were some problems with their system;
4. I picked up my book, but my credit card has still not been charged two weeks later;
5. There have been no unusual charges either. 🙂
Good book, btw.
Twitter 200M leak vs LastPass hack
I was finally able to get my hands on the leaked Twitter 200M user emails file.
Well, lots of buzz, but nothing serious, because my Twitter account is not there. 😀
And I created it in 2008.
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