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Ian Balina, Cryptocurrency investor and Youtube analyst, has completed a live review of the OIC at night last when he realized that he was hacked. Balina seemed to realize that something was wrong when he was asked to reconnect to Google to record the changes in the spreadsheet that he was using, saying “I have to go there “and stop the flow.

Balina went on social media to ask for support from her supporters by finding over $ 2 million worth of cryptocurrency withdrawn from her Etherscan portfolios. He said that he did not care about the money, and just wanted to catch the responsible person (s).

Attacks on security

There were a number of vulnerabilities in Balina’s security that he admits to being the cause of hacking. His main email account was backed up by an old, long-abandoned college email account. In the event that Balina loses the password from her account, the college account could be used to reset the password. Hackers discovered this account and accessed it, using it to reset the password and access the main account where they encountered the second major security hole.

Balina stored the personal and public keys he needed to access his digital resources on the popular, password-protected Evernote cloud storage program. After consulting the main e-mail, it was enough to reset the Evernote password and access millions of dollars of cryptocurrency. Balina remembers receiving a message about her university account, saying, “I remember receiving an email about it and I tried to follow up with my college to solve it, but I could not do it quickly. and gave up thinking that it was just an old email. “

The hacking occurred a few days after Balina shared his wallet on Twitter, which may have prompted hackers to target him.

The moment of hacking a few days before the filing deadline for US taxes also led to suspicions that Balina actually invented the hack in an effort to avoid paying taxes, while others doubt that Such a move would be effective. Balina is a notable investor who has raised an investment of $ 90,000 to $ 4 million, and has amassed a substantial online audience with more than 100,000 subscribers on Youtube and Twittter. The security breach has led to a broader discussion about whether other cryptocurrency users store their keys in a secure manner and may in turn lead to additional precautions taken by others. investors.

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