XLRE: Real Estate Is An S&P 500 Dark Spot (NYSEARCA:XLRE)

The Real Estate Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLRE) is a passively managed ETF that tracks the real estate sector of the S&P 500 with a low expense ratio of 0.13%. The real estate sector was added to the S&P 500 in 2015 and has maintained a very small weight of just under 3% of the index since.

Source: Forbes

Within the real estate sector, the holdings are typically REITs (real estate investment trusts) which are companies that own and manage a large portfolio of real estate and pass on earnings from rentals or sales to shareholders. These REITs often charge very large expenses to shareholders to justify their active management – on average between 6% and 9% of revenue.

Investors who are seeking passive real estate investing are probably better off joining a private real estate syndication or purchasing their own properties and paying a similar fee to a property

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Dark money and third-party candidates in Florida

Voters across the state often had to choose between Republicans, Democrats and non-party candidates in Florida House and Florida Senate races. In Seminole County District 28, Michael Riccio got two percent of the vote. The former Republican denied that he was a GOP plant during a WESH 2 News debate. “Because I have heard a lot of politicians in real life and in-person and I started reading about them and I realized they don’t see eye to eye with me,” Riccio said about why he entered the race. WESH 2 News also asked Republican candidate David Smith if he’d encouraged Riccio to get into the race. “No. If I would have done that, I would have picked a much better candidate to run as an NPA,” Smith said. “I don’t believe, and final voting data confirmed, that no third-party candidate impacted the outcome of an election in Central Florida,” Smith … Read More

5.8M records from hotel company RedDoorz offered for sale on the dark web

Some 5.8 million customer records stolen from Singapore-based hotel company RedDoorz have been found for sale on the dark web following the company being hacked in September.

RedDoorz, formally named Commeasure Pte. Ltd., which offers hotels across Southeast Asia, disclosed the hack Sept. 28. It said at the time only that it was aware that one of its information technology databases suffered a breach and that “no sensitive data pertaining to financial information such as customer credit cards or passwords was compromised to the best of our knowledge.”

The claim from RedDoorz is notable for what it left out. It’s correct that no financial data or unhashed passwords were stolen, but plenty of other information was. According to Bleeping Computer, the database offered for sale on the dark web includes RedDoorz members’ email, bcrypt hashed passwords, full name, gender, link to profile photo, phone number, secondary phone number, date of

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Bigbasket faces potential data breach; details of 2 crore users up for sale on dark web

Grocery e-commerce platform Bigbasket has faced a potential data breach that could have leaked details of around two crore users, according to cyber intelligence firm Cyble.

The company has filed a police complaint in this regard with Cyber Crime Cell in Bengaluru and is verifying claims made by cyber experts.

Cyble said a hacker has put data allegedly belonging to Bigbasket on sale for around Rs 30 lakh.

“In the course of our routine dark web monitoring, the research team at Cyble found the database of Big Basket for sale in a cyber crime market, being sold for over $40,000. The leak contains a database portion; with the table name ‘member member’. The size of the SQL file is about 15 GB, containing close to 20 million user data,” Cyble said in its blog.

It added the data put on sale includes names, email IDs, password hashes, contact

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Data breach at BigBasket; personal info of over 2 crore users up on dark web for sale

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Data breach at BigBasket; personal info of over 2 crore users up on dark web for sale

Online grocery platform BigBasket has faced a potential data breach, compromising personal details about over 20 million of its users, a report by US-based cybersecurity intelligence firm Cyble Inc has said.

“In the course of our routine Dark web monitoring, the Research team at Cyble found the database of Big Basket for sale in a cybercrime market, being sold for over $40,000. The leak contains a database portion; with the table name ‘member_member’. The size of the SQL file is ~ 15 GB, containing close to 20 Million user data. More specifically, this includes full names, email IDs, password hashes (potentially hashed OTPs), pin, contact numbers (mobile + phone), full addresses, date of birth, location, and IP addresses of login among many others,” Cyble said in the blog post.

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Brokerage log-ins for sale on dark web, Robinhood sees highest prices

As a new generation of investors flock to the stock market, criminals are looking for ways to exploit them. 

Hackers have turned to the dark web, where log-ins for accounts at major brokerage firms are listed for sale, according to security analysts and listings seen by CNBC. 

For just a few dollars, criminals are selling credentials for customers of E*Trade, Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Robinhood and others, according to New York-based security firm Intsights. The demand has only increased during the pandemic, according to the firm’s chief security officer Etay Maor.

“You have more people wanting to do more online from home, and on the other hand the attackers who are actively looking and seeking to take advantage of this situation,” Maor told CNBC. “What you end up with is a lot of credentials, and a lot of information being bought and sold on the criminal underground.”

The list of

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Nitro Software hacked with customer data offered for sale on the dark web

Australian document productivity company Nitro Software Inc. has suffered a data breach with customer data being offered for sale on the dark web.

The company, which provides services to much of the Fortune 500, was hacked sometime earlier this month. In a statement last week to the Australia Stock Exchange, Nitro advised that they had been impacted by a “low impact security incident” involving “limited access to a Nitro database by an unauthorized third party.”

“Low impact” is an interesting choice of words. According to Bleeping Computer, the data stolen included the company’s user and document databases along with 1 terabyte in documents created by Nitro’s customers.

The data, offered at a starting price of $80,000 on a dark web site is said to include 70 million user records containing email addresses, full names, bcrypt hashed passwords, titles, company names, IP addresses and other system-related data.

Data breaches in 2020

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